Been home a week now, how strange it is to be back to normal life. I have had the most amazing experience in Malawi this summer and had the chance to do the most amazing things and meet so many amazing people. Amazing!
I would like to thank everyone who helped me get there, especially all those at Lichfield Dolphins. I want to let you all know that the money I took out with me I have passed onto one of the more long-term volunteers who is currently organising the building of a new orphanage in Namakoma, the village we lived in. So the rest of the money has gone towards building materials for this. So a little bit of Lichfield Dolphins will always be in Malawi!
Thank you once again to everyone involved and I would like to encourage everyone to go and do something like this because it is a properly eye-opening experience.
Resutls day is here, i got my grades to get into the University of Edinburgh to study archtechture! So happy, and to make it even better I am sat on the beach findng all the news out.
This week has been my last at some places, so began to say my goodbyes to some friends I have made out here. I have been doing some more teaching, and sports (this time football) which has been lovely as always. In my last few days on project I have planned to do some wall painting in the library with the children so hopefully that will work out as it would be nice to leave my mark in Malawi in some way.
Going to have a results day celebraton tonight Malawi style.
I have had another amazing week. I got the chance to work at an orphanage with a few disabled children in which was so lovely to see how happy they are. Hope to go back next week.
The African themed party went really well, nice to see all the teachers and staff to thank them for their hard work.
This weekend we had the chance to climb up the Zomba plateau. Had the most amazing day, the views were just incredible. Also got the chance to do some horse riding (which I haven't done in years) so that was really cool!
Last week now, it's gone so quickly. I am getting my exam results on Thursday morning so I am having the morning off project. But other than that this week will be full of saying goodbye to people I have met out here.
Half way through already, time goes so quickly out here.
I have been on project all week this week, doing more teaching, more sports and more art! We watched the local football teams play on Wednesday. Some of the volunteers played in the MVO team, which then won the game! I have been doing more hockey this weekend, which is now known as 'dust hockey'. Hockey is a new sport in Malawi so people are very excited to have a go.
We have bought more uniforms and toys for the children at the orphanage, so there are about 20 more children that can go to school now which is such good news.