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I walked the length of Cairo Road, the main street of Lusaka, thrice on my first morning in town. Once in search of SIM cards, then to pick up registration forms for the cards and again to get the details of the SIM card vendor for said forms. All this so I could surprise the children with some mobile phones that had been donated …
Sunday morning 08:30, Dondey picks us up from the Protea Cairo Road and we depart for the outing with the children and staff of WONS Orphanage, the Grand Day Out, what our visits to Zambia are all about, really. We get to WONS and find the bus waiting there and the kids already excitedly piling in to get going already. Soon we …
... met the other day. The first person we met at school was Kambwalli as he only lives round the corner. He'd already been there an hour, and alone! So he was very pleased to see us. After that, Elaine, sean and george joined us. Then a bit later, Donald, Julius and Darwin joined us. At first everyone was gathered in the school hall, separately chatting, and a couple people at a time having a table tennis match. This gave us a chance to all mingle, which ...
... it’s not like we didn’t stick out
There was a walk-through cow wash all the cows at the show had to
go through to stop any diseases from spreading. In the pig barn two
teens played with the pigs' ears to make them squeal. There were
seeds for sale, college booths advertising their programs, large
noisy crowds, cute little children riding on their mothers' backs and
washrooms you had to pay to use.
As we ...
... squash shirts from a local squash club. We tried separating small and large clothes but most of it was very large. The small children were being drowned! Firstly we gave the older boys the Wye Valley P.E shirts and the girls each a plain white shirt as they are all smart. We gave the remaining shirts to the tallest children we could find, although they were quite big! We didn't really have a system. There were far too many small children, and non-English speaking children! So we ...