Month Seventeen: 13 Nov- 12 Dec. 2009
- All about the history of Robben Island and Bokaap
- How to make wine
- A better understanding of what an amazing leader and human being Nelson Mandela is.
- The absolute grace of the idea of Reconciliation.
- That jumping fences is not a good idea when they are topped in barbed wire.
- To cook turkey upside down. Genius.
- How lucky I am that my parents got to see my life here in SA.
Month Eighteen: 13 Dec. 2009- 12 Jan 2010
- Baboons like carrot cake
- To trust my judgment. It’s usually right.
- That I don’t actually like to make spontaneous life choices. A plan and some research is better for me.
- About the travesties of sex trafficking and maternal mortality. Everyone needs to read the book Half The Sky.
- How to be a sister to a grown up woman.
- Some things only happen once in a New Year’s blue moon and that is ok.
Month Nineteen: 13 Jan- 12 Feb. 2010
- How to plan children is not common knowledge. But it should be. – Some really good ground rules for building healthy relationships. – That the misinformation being circulated throughout SA starts at the very top.
- That one of the most cost effective and simple ways to fight HIV is to empower women to not need to rely on sugar-daddies.
- How to make baby food.
- How to write a resume and letter interest.
- That if you want South Africans to come to your workshop, you better have certificates for them.
Month Twenty: 13 Feb- 12 March 2010
- That going to Pretoria is not as fun as it used to be. Its more of a chore now.
- Its fun to talk to the Med-Evacs. They have such different and interesting stories about PC in the other parts of Africa.
- How to talk about my own religion and what impact it has had on my service.
- Some more life history about people I spent a lot of time with.
- How to demonstrate condoms. Get out your bananas.
- That there are a ton of CO school districts! Where am I going to apply to? Any ideas? Month
Twenty One: 13 March – 12 April 2010
- Lots about the animals of Africa.
- All about the largest inland delta in the world.
- When driving in Africa, always fill up the gas tank at the halfway mark. You never know when you will see a petrol station again.
- The depth of racism that still exists.
- 21.1km is not far! 56km is.
- To haggle for a really good price.
- How to smile yourself out of a speeding ticket. :) – SA is still a dangerous place.
- Tent poles sometimes wonder off….
- To get clothes made at Indian Center
- That there are a lot of countries in the world. I never realized how many until I had to draw them all!
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