Chipping Show

On arrival on Friday evening, Margaret, Jo and I were rather concerned about the location that Volunteer in Brazil had been given to promote the work of our charity – sandwiched between two large marques – but on reflection  – we soon realised Continue reading

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Meeting the Volunteers

We have been back from Brazil for nearly three weeks now. We have had time to reflect on all that we did, the people we met and the places we visited. I have many fond memories but the one I want to share today is about the volunteers.

Whist in Rio it was a delight to meet up with Anne and to see her actively engaging with the children in the Living & Learning Project. Continue reading

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A night in the bush.

Anxieties began to rise to the surface as we boarded the lorry, with  personal  effects to get us through a night in the bush. About fifteen miles along the road we turned on to  a sand road and did not leave it for the next  24 hours.

Our lunch stop was with Miquel’s brother, whose wife we had heard was a fine cook and we were not disappointed.  After lunch it  was the hottest  day of the visit ….. Continue reading

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Mountains,waterfalls, cashaca, and a snake ! (2nd August)

Early mid morning and with the picnic and the group along with Martin, Totinha and Gabriel (a returning volunteer)  packed onto the lorry we set off in high spirits  to  explore  the high plateau.  After  travelling  about  10 km we turned  onto the sand roads for the next six hours. The road, which was impassable for cars, crept  steadily upwards between walls of sheer red rock, the day was perfectly clear and the view in all directions was incredible,  more and more it reminds me of the land I used to see in the  tv “westerns”  broadcast in the sixties. Continue reading

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Breakfast at the College of Agriculture (1st August)

Colourful banners and beaming smiles from animated students eager to try their English skills  welcomed us to the college and  together we shared the… Continue reading

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Boa Esperanca- Good Hope (31st July)

Lunch goodies safely stowed,  we clambered aboard  and took the fifteen minute drive along compacted sand roads to Joe and Rosalba’s house, currently home to Miguel and Martin. The single storey house is square in shape and painted a fresh green, which contrasts beautifully…. Continue reading

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Night bus to Christino Castro

Luggage stowed we relaxed into our seats ready for the 600 km  air conditioned ride and  within  nine  hours we  were set  down to a warm  welcome from Miguel and Totinha. Our transport for the week, drew up in the form of a flat backed red wagon lined…… Continue reading

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