Travel Blogs from Durban
What am amazing day! First we went to a little per-primary on the way to our rural schools. The kids were very cute and wanted to pose for photos. Love the race track! After this we arrived at a very poor school grade 1-9. These kids have nothing but an incredible amount of hope! I videoed a talk that the teacher was giving his students. It was very inspiring. The teachers sang for us. Man these guys can sing! Pictures probably tell the story better than any ...
... a day out!
As always the thing I noticed and learnt today was that whenever you went to hope on a water slide the lifeguards/workers did nothing. They just sat there and pretty much kept quiet. At first I found this quite odd as I'm used to those sort of places being quite strict with how you sit, when you go, etc. etc. but the other thing I noticed today and maybe it was because it was during a school day maybe but there was ...
... lower class are black. The young woman who let me in to the B&B has a damaged right hand which brings to mind stories of violence. It may be a deformity from birth, but the history of the culture brings to mind something much more emotionally painful.
I’m going to have breakfast (prepared by Lilly, the servant here at the B&B) and float through the Botanical Gardens on my way toward the oceanfront. I’m going to see what the ...
(Also written pre-COP) - The time to head to Durban had arrived.
John and I had one last good chat before he dropped me at his
sister's home where I was invited to stay the night. I can not get
over how hospitable and welcoming people are here. Margie and Bill
were more than that. There needs to be a special word invented just
to express how they took me (and later Maya) under their wings and
... hear their
compliments and support of the principal’s and my work, thus far. I can’t wait
for them to see the final product at the opening reception in April! While in
Durban, I also had the opportunity to visit Dru’s university and meet with her
students, who seemed to adore her! It is very exciting to see and hear about all
of the other ETA’s work, and the impact they are having on their schools and
community. I really think ...