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
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
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
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
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
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
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