Saturday, 8 August 2009

Goodbye!

Hello everybody!

I (Andrea) just want to say that it been fantastic working with you all and I'm going to miss you all a lot!! I also had a very fun night tonight at both Robben Island and the braai party at the center.

Here is finally the recipe that a lot of the South African volunteers have been asking for several times!


Chokladbollar
(chocolate balls, a Swedish recipe)

Ingredients:
100 g butter
1 dl sugar
1 ordinary food spoon, vanilla sugar
3 spoons cocoa
3 dl oats
3 spoons cold
and strong coffee

Do like this: Melt the butter and let it pour for a short moment. Put sugar, cocoa, oats, coffee and the butter together. ocker. Put this is the refrigerator for around an hour. Form the mixture to balls and roll them into the coconut flings. Bon Appetite!

Anyone who wants to send me a e-mail is very welcome to do that! Exspecially you south African volunteers cause I want to know how the projekts is going! I'll miss you all!

Love Andrea


This projekt was mostly for the kids in the area.
I hope they will like the adventure playground!




Thursday, 6 August 2009

Movie from the workcamp!

video

Here is a movie from when we worked at the garden on one of the schools in the area. It was a lot of fun! Hard effictive work and the children was really curios on us. I like the idea that when we paint or dig trenches in schools (not just the center) we come in touch with more people and hopefully engage them.

Today we went bowling! It was a lot of fun!

Kram
Andrea

The foodgarden




Hello! Here is just some pictures from the foodgarden we are doing. First we dig the trenches and put cardboard in the bottom and on the sides. Then we put compost, soil, water and so on in different steps. I've learned a lot about how you can do a garden in an other way than the Swedish way. It's very interesting. I hope the foodgarden will feed a lot of hungry stomaches :)

The time left in South Africa just getting shorter and shorter... I'll miss so many people here when I go back!
Bye for now, Andrea

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

5august



Hi! It's Jasmin blogging. Today we have prepared for rain but it didn't really rain so we painted some of the poles in the playground and cleaned the sand for the bigger garden were there is going to be flowers and some veggies growing. I can't believe it will be over soon, it feels like we have a good life here now and Elida next to me just happened to refer to the multipurpose center as home.
We are less people then when we first started out the workcamp, but I think it reflects in a good way when it comes to the food we eat, because with less people we can have some fish and other niiice things.
I really like my hostfamily aswell, they are so nice!
Yesterday I was with the internationals / Tatjana, Elida and Sonia at Sonias hostfamily Sorayas home and we ate some food and talked about the diffences in our country, mostly the economy and the education. Tatjana couldn't believe that we get a certain amount money from our country when we study at university so I asked how much she gets and she was almost screaming GEET? Anyway, that was a nice time but now I haft to go, we are getting back to the workcamp.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Elena again


Hello again,
after 2,5 weeks workcamp, I got a lot of impressions.
I loved the experience cause I had the possibility to learn a lot about the southafrican culture. Even when we digged really hard the internationals had some really interessting conversations and discussions with some of the community members.
We really had a lot of work and tried hard to go on with the project and we managed. It is such a good feeling to see that something is build up and helps Mothers Unite! I am so looking forward to hear how it is going in the future with all these children who are getting feed by our food garden and can play and go wild on the adventure playground!
Some of us even sorted out books for the upcoming library, I love the idea of the possibility to read and study with the books!
I really loved the experience I got here and wish Mothers Unite and the other Members which are involved the best and go on with your work! Hope your energy will never stop for that project!
Love, Elena

Monday, 3 August 2009

Andrea blogging about the start of the last week!

Hi there!
It's Andrea writing.
It's Monday today and a new week have begun. Sadly (!!) it's our last week here! :( We had a meeting today with all the host families and everyone was so kind and really wanted us to have as fun as possible! We have filled this week with a lot of activities which I look forward to a lot! Just to mention some of them we are going clubbing to a club with two floors with different music on each floor, bowling and taking a ferry out to Robben island. But not only the free time is full of stuff to do. The work on the multipurpose center is also in full effectively! We are getting far on the adventure playground and the fruit garden. I look forward a lot to see how far we'll manage to get until the Mothers Unite work camp is over! And I also wish the work after I'm going home will go on great. I really hope that the cooperation between all the organisations will work out and that they can do an awesome work together to work for the best in the community! Wopah!

Yesterday we had the CULTURAL XPLOSION! I still get really glad thinking about it. Everyone was so un-shy (is that a word?) and happy! We had a local band singing and dancing and afterwards a lot of other people in the audience wanted to do a performance as well. I can't believe that people are so brave! I like the way everybody are so mixed in the age differences. There is children, adults and teens in a chaotic lovely mix :) I'll really miss the happiness here!

This trip is one of the most exciting and funniest thing I ever experienced!
I hope you guys in Sweden and whatever country get's really jealous cause you should really
be that ;) This is awesome!

Hej hopsan!
Andrea

Tony's first time blogging!


Hello It's Tony blogging! I'm one of the workcampleaders. I have been working on the Mothers Unite workcamp for the past two weeks now and I find it very challenging and fun! I enjoyed the outing to Cape Point a lot because of the beautiful wiew and great company of the international participants. It's interesting meeting people with diffrent cultures. A part from all the great outing the work is going on good. Today we started painting the adventure playground and some of the participants painted themself instead :) We managed to get some colours on the structure as well. I can't wait for the adventure playground to be finished! Bye for now, Tony