Entries in #volunteering (8)

Thursday
Sep212017

Submerging into the underwater  World

As a dive officer in the Frontier camp in Madagascar the daily duties change from week to week bringing up new challenges. General volunteer managing and maintanance of equipment is a big part but the true interest lies the dive related activities and making sure dive training is given in a fun and safe manner.

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Wednesday
Apr192017

First Week, First  Impression

What makes someone leave their country, loved ones, and the comforts of western society for a 6 month position on the other side of the world?

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Tuesday
Apr042017

My First Ethogram  Walk

One morning, on the forest board it said that we were going on an “ethogram” walk. I had no idea what that was. But that made it sound even more exciting! Usually it says “reptile survey” or “Damsel + Dragonfly catching”, but “ethogram”? What on earth is an ethogram?

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Thursday
Mar302017

Mora  Mora

‘Mora Mora’ – two words that perfectly sum up the Malagasy lifestyle here on Nosy Be. Directly translating to ‘slow slow’, is always on the lips of a local, etched into their everyday life in such a subtly pervasive way that it is practically impossible not to adapt.

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Tuesday
Jan242017

Completing My Advanced Open Water

During my first week at Frontier Madagascar I completed my Advanced Open Water. This involved a number of dives and skills taught by a great instructor, Georgia!

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