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... and mountains but no trees. When we stopped at the campground for the final night in the tent, we were all a little peeved that we couldn't just keep driving for 3 more hours until we reached Cape Town. After we put tents up for the final time and headed up to the bar, at that moment we were all thankful we had stopped. The campground was smack bang in the middle of a vineyard. For $7 we did wine tasting around the fire, although it was pour your own wine I can still ...
... family, sports, religion, class etc. Then we talked about working in groups. Then we went outside and did some team building exercises first in a big group and then in small groups. Some of the activities included the human knot, pipeline (with toilet paper tubes and marbles) and ordering themselves according to birthday without talking. As is expected the students got excited and loud and so we had to move from the quad to the field but they really ...
... also saw a little boy, Uwethu, come back from his foster parent’s
for the weekend – we asked how it worked and in his case, the mother takes him
on weekends and holidays (when she’s not working) but otherwise, he stays at
Fikelela. It was really heartbreaking because the little boy was screaming on
the top of his lungs when she left and then the foster mother even started
crying. I can’t imagine being separated so often – ...
I haven't blogged in awhile and a few more exciting things have happened since!
1. Hillary Clinton visits UWC
On Wednesday of this past week (nearly a week ago - sorry!), Hillary Clinton came to visit our school and we all received invitations to attend her speech! It was very exciting to see her in South Africa and she was such a phenomenal speaker. Whatever her political views, I give her a lot of respect. I think she is a very strong woman, especially to stand ...
... that put him in there and the wardens that kept him in there. We had dinner and a few drinks in the waterfront, apparently the number 1 attraction for Cape Town!
Unfortunately our time was limited in CT, so the next day we booked to do a city tour on a red bus. Our first main stop off the bus was the District Six museum. District six is an area of CT that was originally established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, labourers ...