Sa Trip October 2009 Part 1

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Sa Trip October 2009 Part 1

  1. 1. Our trip to South AfricawithThink Impact(formerly Student Movement for Real Change)<br />October – November 2009<br />
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  4. 4. South African National Anthem<br />
  5. 5. Tswana (Pretoria) Jacaranda city<br />
  6. 6. Nelspruit Int’l Airport<br />
  7. 7. Skyway Trails ZiplineHazyview. The Lowveld<br />
  8. 8. Our guide and security!<br />
  9. 9. The attachment<br />
  10. 10. The Slide<br />
  11. 11. Elaine <br />
  12. 12. Jeffrey<br />
  13. 13. Always good to know your ropes<br />
  14. 14. Swing voter?<br />
  15. 15. Sometimes mam(b)as are found on the Platform<br />
  16. 16. Seen from above. Who’d walk here?<br />
  17. 17. The decent <br />
  18. 18. It’s knot what you think it is<br />
  19. 19. The leadership at lunch, Hazyview (again)<br />
  20. 20. Utha bakeryThink Impact Initiative (Kaitlin)<br />
  21. 21. The bakery – from Mixmaster to ovenKaitlin helping to organize and train the locals to run the bakery<br />
  22. 22. Utha Bakery staff (and bread) – fresh, warm and delicious every day<br />
  23. 23. Utha chickens – fresh warm and delicious - every day<br />
  24. 24. Some concentrate more than others!<br />
  25. 25. …. Even in Utha ….dressed up just like Mom<br />
  26. 26. One of the soccer fields sponsored by Think Impact<br />
  27. 27. $20,000 to complete the soccer field<br />
  28. 28. Utha Goats fresh warm and delicious - every day<br />
  29. 29. Owner of Utha General Store<br />
  30. 30. No matter where you are, there is always ……………<br />
  31. 31. What should we buy?<br />
  32. 32. “Gated” community in Utha<br />
  33. 33. Lining up for daily water. Hopefully, this too will change soon<br />
  34. 34. Arrival of the water<br />
  35. 35. Filling the drums <br />
  36. 36. Trying to prevent flu. Notice displayed at the school<br />
  37. 37. What it is all about!<br />
  38. 38. Welcome from the pupils of the Samson Sibuyi Primary School<br />
  39. 39. A Library – Think Impact initiative<br />
  40. 40. The handprints of Think Impact<br />
  41. 41. Dancing pupils – a display of their skill all for us<br />
  42. 42. Cadets turned comedy!<br />
  43. 43. The sweet faces of South Africa<br />
  44. 44. Enjoying the dancing and, curiously, watching us!<br />
  45. 45. Pupils first. Then….<br />
  46. 46. The teachers - how it’s really done!<br />
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  48. 48. No starving children. A wonderful sight for Africa<br />
  49. 49. A borehole in Utha. Bored by now? I think so. More to come we hope.<br />
  50. 50. Samson Sibuyi Primary School<br />
  51. 51. The smilers<br />
  52. 52. Makrepeni Community Center and Creche.Think Impact cleaned, painted and brought in computers for the Center. <br />
  53. 53. Working closely with the dedicated Mr. DeppaMathonsi, principal. Saul and MrMathonsi examining an unused borehole<br />
  54. 54. Happy faces<br />
  55. 55. A few of the 3,500 pupils who are given a daily meal in the area<br />
  56. 56. Malnutrition is not evident because of the daily meal<br />
  57. 57. Apple tree<br />
  58. 58. Kat teaching the kids yoga<br />
  59. 59. ……under the watchful eye of the carnivores and others<br />
  60. 60. Delicious pap<br />
  61. 61. …….. <br />
  62. 62. A mother’s (or wife’s?) bliss!<br />
  63. 63. ….. Natives? <br />
  64. 64. Sarah, Angie and Claire…. discussingwhere the Utha Community Hall will be built – meetings held under the marula trees<br />
  65. 65. Ahhh another library<br />
  66. 66. The meal plan for the crecheour daily bread……<br />
  67. 67. …. And our daily activities<br />
  68. 68. School’s admission policy.It’s worthy of reading<br />
  69. 69. Searching for the root<br />
  70. 70. The beginning, really<br />
  71. 71. Who did you say was here?<br />
  72. 72. …..for schools in the US to take heed<br />
  73. 73. Adorable! The wall paintings, I mean<br />
  74. 74. Ahhhhh…. ANOTHER library  <br />
  75. 75. Interesting!<br />
  76. 76. Least we forget – Mandela freedPosted in the Library<br />
  77. 77. Doris… teacher, explaining some of her struggles regarding alcohol and HIVnot too different to kids in the USA<br />
  78. 78. Doris (from the village of Dixie), teacher, mother, and counselor with Alyse<br />
  79. 79. Soccer field at Manyangana High School in Utha (Think Impact Initiative)<br />
  80. 80. Relaxing at Richard and Doris Siwela’shouse in Utha<br />
  81. 81. Our room<br />
  82. 82. Before the rest<br />
  83. 83. Good morning, June. Breakfast pleaseIn the kitchen<br />
  84. 84. Melbourne in the living room<br />
  85. 85. …..<br />
  86. 86. Pearl<br />
  87. 87. In Pearl’s room. A blue state<br />
  88. 88. Living room, TV and front entrance<br />
  89. 89. Our hosts, Doris and the girls<br />
  90. 90. Anyone for an iced tea or other?<br />
  91. 91. Vanessa, Jeffrey and Alyse<br />
  92. 92. And the rents<br />
  93. 93. Another flower bed, The Mahlathi School<br />
  94. 94. …..<br />
  95. 95. …..<br />
  96. 96. Mashlati Primary School computer room. Think Impact initiative<br />
  97. 97. ….inside<br />
  98. 98. Ahhhhhanother library   <br />
  99. 99. … same one<br />
  100. 100. ……<br />
  101. 101. Teach and learn<br />
  102. 102. Saul and the principal.The computer room<br />
  103. 103. The school bathrooms and quad<br />
  104. 104. Another soccer field, thinkThink Impact again<br />
  105. 105. Trailer for the school – another Think Impact contribution<br />
  106. 106. …. classrooms and trailer<br />
  107. 107. Along the road to Lillydale<br />
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  111. 111. Poor and rudimentary<br />
  112. 112. Bhubezi Clinic, Lillydale, where 2,500 people receive treatment (mostly for HIV/AIDS)<br />
  113. 113. Wheelchairs for the 24 hour unit<br />
  114. 114. Jewels of Utha, well okay, just visitors of Utha…… outside the new clinic<br />
  115. 115. …. The clinic in Utha. Soon to be opened<br />
  116. 116. Megan, Kat and Saul at the Entrance to the Clinic<br />
  117. 117. The Pharmacy<br />
  118. 118. Reception, File room and Exam rooms<br />
  119. 119. Looking back on Utha<br />
  120. 120. Leaving Utha<br />
  121. 121. On our way to Djuma<br />
  122. 122. On the way ------ to Djuma<br />

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