Sustainability, Sustainability, Sustainability.
In the past, the majority of volunteer trips I’ve done were not sustainable. For example, last year, my family ran a vacation bible school at a remote in the Philippines. We came, we fed and helped, then we left. Although I know we made difference to a number of people there, I wish there was a way I could have made it sustainable. As in annual VBS’ (vacation bible school) programs...
Initiative, initiative, initiative!
When I was in Mexico there’s a popular saying “mañana,” which translates to “tomorrow”. If you ask someone for something the usual response would be mañana. Here in Kitwe, a lot of people say “I’ll see tomorrow.” So when it comes to getting things accomplished, I noticed that initiative was the only way things were going to get done. When it came...
Where did the time go??
My schedule. 6am-6:40: Wake up and make breakfast. 6:40-7:30: Walk to school 7:30am - 5:00 pm: Teach. 5:00- 5:45- Walk home. 5:45 -6:00: Eat a small snack. 6:00- 7:00: Go to the (home made) gym. 7:30- 7:45: Cold shower since there is no hot water. 7:45 - 9:00: Cook and eat dinner or go to my second family’s house for dinner. 9:00- 9:30: Clean up 9:30 -...
YMCA Zambia. She was such a patient teacher. You know in Dancing with the stars how the actual dancer makes other person look decent? Well this is exactly what happened here!!
“Head and cholders, cheese and choes. Muli shani.” Muli shani means how are you. This was a different experience from teaching my grade nine and eights. It was a bit difficult to communicate with them but they made up for it in awesomeness!!
itsmaaryann asked: PAUL, YOU'RE SO COOL! haha, your recent post of them making you dance was funny! looks so much fuuun!
Anonymous asked: PRAYED FOR YOU LAST NIGHT. DOING GOOD MAN. REALLY PROUD OF YOU.
This is how they taught me how to dance!!!
Mr. Petah Poh!!
I teach grade 8 and 9 science, English and math. However, it is the first year that they have added grade nine into their school. In order for the pupils to get into other high schools that have grades beyond grade 9, they need to pass the grade 9 exams. I decided to focus mainly on the grade nines to increase their chances of passing. My challenge: quite a few of the children in grades 8 and 9...
My first soccer game!!
Saying bye to the kids before we left for the game!
My gym! A friend lets me use his home made gym beside my house! I get home at 6 pm and go straight here. I’d go to the gym in town but it’s sooo far. So this will do!!
Anonymous asked: I'm pretty sure you're going to cry when you leave. Dude, I'm so jealous of you right now! haha. Keep living the dream man! How much longer are you staying there? What's the postal system like? How long would a package take to get there?