15 Aug 2014 11:58, 3 months, 1 week ago

Villa Maria Team - Final week at the project

The final 10 days for our guys at the project in Lima, and they certainly made the most of it!

Day 17
Flower Power was the theme of today. We got ready for our Hippy style fair in the morning only to have a change of plans, if Peru has taught us it´s to be flexible...and patient! So instead of having the fair in the morning we installed the door and filmed at the second house in our hippie costumes and face paint. Then we distributed flyers for the fair due to start an hour later. But it was worth it for the best turn out we´ve had for a Saturday fair so far, although it did get a bit hectic. At the end there was a rush to get prizes and Pato was swamped with tiny people.

Day 18
A wonderful day for food, thanks to Alex, Hannah and Holly! Pancakes for breakfast with Dulce Deleche (caramel spread) and bananas and kiwis. Pizza bread for lunch. We had an amusing time attempting to make hats for the Country dance but they turned out well in the end. Edgar´s teenage hip hop dancers put us all to shame at the show that night with perfect timing and back flips.

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11 Aug 2014 13:46, 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Latest from Malawi

Hello from Malawi!!

Almost into our last week of Malawi and we are all still having an amazing time! We have almost finished refurbishing the feeding centre and its kitchen and the boys have been keeping up their carpentry skills with refurbishing the desks for the primary school. The villagers are extremely friendly and always try their best with speaking English to us and trying to teach us Chichewa as well. Ida is cooking us some traditional African dishes such as nsima, veg and kidney beans and even being treated to mandasi which has been going down a treat.

Last Sunday we climbed Michiru Mountain, so an early start was in order to climb to the peak before the hot midday sun was out. The climb was tiring but the view at the top was completely worth it with a stunning bird's eye view of Blantyre and other villages – we could even see Chilingani in the distance! This week has mainly consisted of painting and liming the feeding centre and in our spare time creating educational posters on important issues such as: HIV/AIDS, health and hygiene, Malaria and the benefits of staying in school.

The plan for next week is to spend the first few days decorating the interior of the feeding centre with things such as the alphabet and numbers and then rounding off the end of the week and our time in Malawi with a trip to Lake Malawi for a relaxed few days before flying back home.

11 Aug 2014 13:46, 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Hello from Malawi!

Hello from Malawi!!

Almost into our last week of Malawi and we are all still having an amazing time! We have almost finished refurbishing the feeding centre and its kitchen and the boys have been keeping up their carpentry skills with refurbishing the desks for the primary school. The villagers are extremely friendly and always try their best with speaking English to us and trying to teach us Chichewa as well. Ida is cooking us some traditional African dishes such as nsima, veg and kidney beans and even being treated to mandasi which has been going down a treat.

Last Sunday we climbed Michiru Mountain, so an early start was in order to climb to the peak before the hot midday sun was out. The climb was tiring but the view at the top was completely worth it with a stunning bird's eye view of Blantyre and other villages – we could even see Chilingani in the distance! This week has mainly consisted of painting and liming the feeding centre and in our spare time creating educational posters on important issues such as: HIV/AIDS, health and hygiene, Malaria and the benefits of staying in school.

The plan for next week is to spend the first few days decorating the interior of the feeding centre with things such as the alphabet and numbers and then rounding off the end of the week and our time in Malawi with a trip to Lake Malawi for a relaxed few days before flying back home.

11 Aug 2014 13:47, 3 months, 2 weeks ago

August

11 Aug 2014 10:29, 3 months, 2 weeks ago

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