2 week update

Trip Start Apr 09, 2009
Trip End Jun 09, 2009

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Hey Everyone! Thanks for all the nice messages and sorry I cant reply individually.
Things are going really well now that I have started on my placementsso time is flying by!
On Monday to Wednesday mornings I am helping out with 4 and 5yr olds at a centre in a run down area of st louis. I have to say that it isnt that great so far because the teachers are really bad and just waste time. Due to my lack of french and the fact they all speak wolof it can be rather frustrating. The teacher likes to waste time and they really dont do much in 4 hours which is really sad. Trying my best though and will no doubt find ways to teach them numbers, alphabet etc.
Every afternoon and on Thursday and Friday mornigns as well, i am working at what is called a Darra. Basically a run down squat where a religious preacher has gathered together homeless boys to teac them the koran. We go in for a few hours a day to teach them hygiene, writing, maths etc and play games with them. They are absolutely adorable! I will be starting in my own Darra on Monday which i am really looking forward to.
Otherwise, I am going to Dakar, the capital tomorrow with a bunch of other volunteers until Sunday to do some sightseeing.
Not much else to tell for now!
Love from Liselle xx
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