Title: Marika VSO-ing in Namibia (Namibia)

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Elephant Energy Womans project and wrapping up....farewell Caprivi! - 09/Dec/2010 19:12 - 4913 days ago
As the academic year draws to an end, I continue to have reduced obligations at Mavuluma with the exception of the numerous atte...
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Storms in all forms - 26/Nov/2010 07:18 - 4926 days ago
As I thought my work ended here, in typical fashion various things keep cropping up as a way of wrapping up and as I found mysel...
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Secondary Workshops - 16/Nov/2010 14:45 - 4936 days ago
I returned from the Waterberg hike refreshed for a week ahead of preparation for my Secondary workshop. With help from other vo...
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Waterberg Plateau hike - 01/Nov/2010 21:04 - 4951 days ago
After the relatively hefty hours I had been doing recently I justified myself in taking a few days leave during term time, synch...
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Upper Primary Workshop - 24/Oct/2010 21:18 - 4959 days ago
After the distribution of my invitation letters I spent the first whole week pushing paper. I couldn’t believe how many people...
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End of teaching schedule - 11/Oct/2010 17:23 - 4972 days ago
The temperatures have reached 39°C, meaning I’m becoming increasingly less productive in the afternoons, increasingly intoler...
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Impalila Island - 29/Sep/2010 19:14 - 4984 days ago
After the conference, I return to work both a little more motivated and encouraged, but at the same time continuing to question ...
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VSO Namibia Volunteer Conference - 19/Sep/2010 16:47 - 4994 days ago
I thoroughly enjoyed last week as we had the rare opportunity to gather with all Namibia’s VSO volunteers and staff for a week...
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Road trip - 07/Sep/2010 13:02 - 5006 days ago
The journey: Katima→ Otavi → Namib-Naukluft NP → Walvis Bay → Swakopmund → Cape Cross → Skeleton Coast → Khorixas ...
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2/3 of the way through - 25/Aug/2010 18:02 - 5019 days ago
I braved the beginning of the last week with the decision not to overlook the matter of cheating. The general consensus seemed ...
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15Αυγούστου - Χρόνια Πολλά! - 15/Aug/2010 19:29 - 5029 days ago
We are now in the middle of the examination period and sadly, I’m once again disappointed at my class’s results. I came here...
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Challenges... - 08/Aug/2010 21:11 - 5036 days ago
Time is going faster as I get increasingly busier. The class I teach continue to make my day, especially teaching the girls. T...
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More involved - 27/Jul/2010 17:06 - 5048 days ago
I'd like to say I’m having increasingly productive weeks both at work and in the kitchen. I spent the majority of the week at ...
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Sustainability vs Service Delivery - 18/Jul/2010 18:45 - 5057 days ago
This past week demonstrated an example of our dilemma between sustainability and service delivery. 50 years ago when VSO first ...
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Week in Windhoek and ongoing issues of transport - 11/Jul/2010 11:22 - 5064 days ago
After weeks of requests and basic pestering for transport, I managed to borrow a government vehicle for the morning to visit one...
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Half-way through placement - 29/Jun/2010 17:28 - 5076 days ago
Last week, 3 of the local schools in town competed in a choir competition on an Anti-tobacco/drugs day. Interestingly accompanie...
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cold cold cold - 20/Jun/2010 13:28 - 5085 days ago
This week we had the new Minister of Education visit the region. A Dr shuffled from the Ministry of Fisheries, as many governme...
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Term II - 12/Jun/2010 09:56 - 5093 days ago
Katima and the people have been welcoming on return. I’ve eased myself in with work, but at the same time with a bit more dete...
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Holiday - 27/May/2010 19:17 - 5109 days ago
The journey:Katima→Divundu→Oshakati→Ruacana Falls→Opuwo→Epupa Falls→Oshakati→Etosha NP→Oshakati→Waterberg Plat...
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ICT 2 - Mariental - 20/Apr/2010 19:12 - 5146 days ago
Off we head, Rani, Manna and I, a mere 1500km to the South of Namibia, into the Tropic of Capricorn and approximately 35 gravell...
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Easter weekend -Χριστός Ανέστη! - 08/Apr/2010 12:39 - 5158 days ago
I'm in the last 4-day week now, nearing the big holidays. We have had many people coming and going this week, including voluntee...
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4-day weeks - 29/Mar/2010 18:59 - 5168 days ago
We are now in the second of three 4-day weeks and could easily get used to this. Unfortunately, the holidays aren’t very well ...
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Being tested - 21/Mar/2010 23:12 - 5176 days ago
I think this week qualifies as officially the worst here yet. Let’s start when Rani, Manna, Elaine and Jeese spotted a Black M...
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New arrivals - 14/Mar/2010 12:05 - 5183 days ago
This weekend we have had new VSO arrivals. Rani and Manna, a lovely, lovely couple from South Africa, with Indian descent, but h...
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Working/Daylight hours only... - 07/Mar/2010 12:12 - 5190 days ago
Although I haven’t been able to make more use of the 4x4 since Tuesday as the Maths teachers were attending the workshop in he...
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First school visit out in the bush - 02/Mar/2010 18:41 - 5195 days ago
Today I took my first drive with a Government 4x4 Car to visit two schools further out of Katima. It was really enjoyable, drivi...
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Victoria Falls - 01/Mar/2010 19:00 - 5196 days ago
So to end the week, Vivien was kind enough to offer me an opportunity to see the all-talked-about, one of seven wonders of the w...
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Digging deeper into my role - 01/Mar/2010 18:36 - 5196 days ago
As I continue to observe teachers and meet more interesting characters, I am also getting a different perspective on things. As ...
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A month in - 21/Feb/2010 13:45 - 5204 days ago
It has finally clouded over, rained and cooled down here– phew - if only it would stay like this.I have managed to make my fir...
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Untitled - 19/Feb/2010 14:34 - 5206 days ago
Today it is Lizzie and Andrew's wedding and I have mixed feelings about being here and not being there to share it with them. I ...
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Work - 15/Feb/2010 18:41 - 5210 days ago
It hasn’t rained for a while now, making it very hot and cycling in the sand is getting harder. I fear what it’ll be like in...
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Meetings of the many - 13/Feb/2010 15:22 - 5212 days ago
It’s been a well packed fortnight. Last weekend was another one of being spoilt. Vivien and I went down to Kifi, near Divundu ...
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