Back in action

Okay, so I’m the worst blogger ever.  Life keeps getting in the way and I keep ignoring the little whispering in my head that I should write something on the blog. Procrastination, laziness and time races by.  I’m already two months back from my third volunteer adventure in South Africa. In the last post I said I would answer “Why South Africa?”  That was two years ago. Time is such a slippery thing.

The South African  volunteering goes along with the serendipity part of my life. Neil and I went to a fundraiser for Keiskamma Trust at the University of Alberta in November 2010.  I had already decided I wanted to volunteer somewhere that year, to celebrate my birthday in a more meaningful way.  Neil and I had already been to South Africa to visit long lost relatives – Neil’s father was born in Cape Town – so we were at least familiar with the country and its challenges.  By the end of the fundraiser  I was hooked on the organization and asked about the possibility of volunteering.  They don’t have an infrastructure for volunteers but with my ancient teaching degree they thought I could be useful. In February 2011 we were off to South Africa and work with Keiskamma Trust. What a worthwhile adventure it has been!

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