Residence du Centre
Travel Blogs from Ouagadougou
... say that Achille, William and Souley were on their way to the hotel to visit us, I was so happy! And then she says seriously that we absolutely mustn’t tell them that the cohort is cancelled, and that we were not coming back to Burkina. We could say that we were going to Ghana to wait for things to calm down. But again, of course we had already told them the truth!!! These people were our colleagues by chance, our friends - brothers and ...
... of omelette sandwiches the taxi arrived to take us to work. There were six of us plus the driver; I sat on Hannah and Jean’s knees to allow for Barro and Daouda to squeeze in the back, and Sinead sat up front because her wrist was particularly bad today. (She was actually borderline overdue for taking her medication which was in a fridge at work, bit of a worry for us while under hotel arrest!!)
At work we said hi to Achille, Georgette, ...
... tea at 6.30pm so we’d be done before curfew and then came back to mine and Sinead’s room to watch Yes Man. Barro turned up about a quarter of the way through, napped in a chair until about three quarters of the way through and then left to go to bed! The ICV stayed the whole way through though and seemed to enjoy it, he seems like a really nice guy.
Off to bed now, tomorrow we will get up early as though going to work, in case we are able to do so!
Night night ...
... evacuation plans for each volunteer in case of emergency.
Week 3 – Group Reflection Workshop + report - Introduction to international development - MDGs
-Cultural Exchange session
Week 4 – Individual supervision of each volunteer (big form to fill in with each volunteer, seeing how they are, whether things are meeting expectations, whether there are any problems etc)
... roads going everywhere. The airport was very unique. We climbed down the stairs onto the tarmac next to the plane and you could instantly feel the humid hot heat and it was 6pm their time! Luckily us girls were wearing our skirts so that helped cool us down! We lined up to go into the airport and had to stand next to a body heat sensor and then a man in scrubs and goggles and a mask pointed this black thing at our foreheads to check our temperature, followed by another man who ...