Hey, Well this is me starting my blog. Will hopefully keep this updated with all the crazy stuff I am gonna do when I head out to Namibia. I am going to be teaching and helping out with music, sports, art, drama and various other stuff at St Michael's School in Namibia, in the middle of no where. 5 hours away from Windhoek.
How crazy to think this time last year I had no idea I was gonna be doing a year out overseas. I had thought about it and I really wanted to but whether I did it or not was an entirely different story. I had heard about Project Trust and fancied going to the selection course still unsure if I was gonna do it or not. But a few weeks before my selection course I had already made up my mind... I was going. I wanted to go to China, that was my plan. The selection course was incredible and made me SURE I was going overseas. On the course i changed my mind about China... I was now thinking Senegal!! I heard back from PT within the week and sure enough Senegal it was! I was well chuffed!
Training course... Things changed... it was a bit of a nightmare but hey. I was given the option to go to Namibia instead so I looked into it and decided YES! So that was that I was now off to Namibia!
Another crazy thought is how I have managed to raise £4250 in 6 months! Unbelievable! Best thing was doing my bungee jump ;)
I leave for Namibia on the 19th, so around a month away. and it has still not fully settled in that I am going to be away for a very long time! In one sense I guess I'm kind of nervous but the other part of me is raring to go! I am counting down the days! Almost got everything so I am pretty much ready to go... well as ready as I'll ever be.
Hoping to do alot of travel when I am out there to. My must see's are Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia. Fish River Canyon, Namibia. Okavango Delta, Botswana, Kolmanshop Ghost town, Namibia and Cape Town, South Africa!
It's a lot to fit in but let's hope I get it done! Oh and I am also planning on learning some Afrikaans and Owambo when I am there... got to be done :P
Anyway that's me for now. Will be back on the 18th of January!