Our Teaching & Community Project Coordinator answers the questions that past volunteers have frequently asked!
Preparing 750 examination papers, 250 each for 3 different academic levels. In the UK, this would sound like a morning’s work. Even here, it sounds likes a surmountable challenge. And surmountable it was, but akin to climbing Mount Everest it was too. This is how it went:
This week at community we took some time out to go exploring the islands around Nosy Be. Nosy Iranja was our first trip which got off to a great start as we spotted a large group of spinner dolphins. So we quickly grabbed our snorkels and fins and went swimming with the dolphins.
The preparation for my busiest week so far in Madagascar was quite a roller coaster. A visit to the Stella Maria Orphanage at Manga Be, nun bashing at l’École Frère (which is not at all what it sounds like), and a sports day in Ambalahonko...
Being in Madagascar is a major life-lesson on being adaptable. Literally every week is different. No matter how hard you try to attain it, routine soon becomes a distant memory.