Cholera, Malaria, drought, hunger. Africa can be a hard place.Continue reading Not all plain sailing
The star of the show
Hi to everyone again, from my hilltop haven in Wales. So I told you wrong in the last post. In fact Ketty started her education proper in her second term. The first was cramming sign language, which I guess continues. But she’s started on mathematics and introduction to science and other stuff. They give schoolContinue reading The star of the show
Settled in at school
Seems ages since I posted. The fact is that I’m now living in a Welsh hilltop ashram and everyday life seems so far away. But we’re a busy place, established and run by a renowned Yoga Master, Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati, so there are courses and many people passing through. Many of them now know ofContinue reading Settled in at school
Ketty’s first month at Magwero school for the deaf.
We managed to keep away for a month! After we dropped Ketty off for her first taste of school (https://ulingana.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/a-very-special-school/) we only had one communication from the head, that Ketty was doing fine. Alice & Catherine bought loads of vegetables & stuff in Chipata, on the way, then we went to the school. Saturday, dayContinue reading Ketty’s first month at Magwero school for the deaf.
Cultures and Vultures
Abstract: Has the concept of ‘working for a living’ become distorted away from our own best interests, without us realising. Rural Africa, which is regarded in the West as being third world, may have a far better cultural model. Who wants to work! Actually I do. Love doing stuff, creating, being productive. The normContinue reading Cultures and Vultures
Saint Francis of Tiko
Two back-to-back 8 hour flights then a 7 hour drive, and I arrive at an NGO near Katete, Eastern province Zambia. Just before Christmas. I’m there to be a ‘volunteer’, though in truth I suspect I gained more than I gave. Tiko is a backpacker lodge but has many local people working there to maintainContinue reading Saint Francis of Tiko