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... playing trivia games, relaxing together as a family outside, at a park, or by a pool, followed by a BBQ either at home with friends and family, or at a park with a Church group in the sunshine and a baseball game.
Not exactly the same here in Liberia. But we definitely tried...The morning started with patriotic music followed by a scripture reading of Moroni and his Standard of Liberty. Righteous men and women have been fighting ...
... to send them back with one of the drillers to put in the mail. I am going to take a video of them singing the song 'Come Unto Christ' and send it to the President there. They are going to do the same thing...it is going to be great! We have some fun activities coming up...the ones we had arranged fell through the past two weeks so I have had to create something last minute...but it's all good and it's working out. I am going to have them creating 'yarn' out of plastic bags ...
... and skills have been honed so much because of them. They are constantly asking me to sing for them, different songs and my highest and lowest notes.
We had our first Open Mic on Thursday! It was a huge success...we had myself, other teachers, a guitar teacher in the community, Kinders, students of all grades perform with fun refreshments after. We will have another one and it is going to be fun.
New friends - We were recently invited by the ...
... for a good 30 minutes. Back in 2006 the reserve had 21 chimps but after an outbreak of chimp flu and several going missing they now have just nine. They are working on planting a rainforest corridor to another nearby reserve which has over 200 chimps to try to prevent losing them in this area completely.
We then made our way to the town of Nzerekore, which was the first glimpse of civilisation we’d seen for a while. I ...
... cents/day and well over ¾ lived on less than $1/day. There was little to no infrastructure; a country without traversable roads, electricity, water or sanitation. The illiteracy rate was close to 70% and the unemployment rate 80%. Although roads have been build and the country is much cleaner and people are able to move about much more easily, unfortunately, the poverty is still very high and formal employment is only 15%.
I first came to Liberia in ...
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