Category: Project trip Ritchie 2017

Day18: On fire…

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The day started as usual at 06:00. We went to the project to work for a couple of hours and to clean up things for the last time. Unfortunately, we were told by the construction manager that ‘Oom Klaas, had taken the flu and therefore we could not say goodbye to him. After we had done the work and cleared the working place we did say goodbye to the children and the teachers. We hugged for the last time before we got into the van, We were enthusiastically waved goodbye.
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Day15 and Day16 Weekend at the Farm …

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In weekends the group does not work on the project, that’s why we had the day off to relax. However the relaxing changed quickly in a rescue mission. While many of us where reading books the surroundings began to make a crackling sound. When we looked up, the field was on fire. Luckily the group transformed in true firemen and therefore the problem was solved quickly. Furthermore we made a wild ride in the evening, but sadly most of the animals were asleep.
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Day13 and Day14: Greetings from Johannesburg and Kimberley …

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Thursday we were the early birds to get ready for a day at work. Once on the workplace we could instantly start working. We have painted a lot, sanded and filled some holes in the wall. The working day was a little bit shorter than a normal day because we went to Nadia. Nadia is a sweet and hospitable woman working with the police. Ton arranged that we could stay there for one night. We learned a lot about the culture and how they live in South Africa. After the good food we went to make food for the next day. We cooked for 400 people.
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Day10: Working week two has begun …

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You notice that week 2 is different from the first week. We are attuned to one another, we know the materials and we are used to the African way of thinking. The work is accelerating. This week we started the bakery. It was a chaos: the ceiling was halfway out, walls were smudged and dirty and the floor was a rubble. In one day everything was cleaned and the ceiling was restored with the new plasterboard. Maybe we can start painting this week. A pagan job because you have to work constantly on top of your head. But at this moment we are capable of doing everything.
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Day9: Sunday in the church …

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Today we have been to Irene’s church (the woman who lives with us in the house and keeps on eye on the Dutch scum ;-)). When we arrived at the church there were a few alcoholics but nobody was at the church. Fortunately, after a few minutes, the pastor arrived and after that the church filled flowed with people. After much dancing and wise words of encouragement, Ton also attributed to the congregation. You noticed that the people could find themselves in Ton’s view, but were not used to sit still. aka the girl on Emilie’s lap had fallen asleep.
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