Eastbourne College from the UK came out to South Africa for their Zulu Culture experience, community project and Safari, for the fourth time in as many years.
Their project at the Sigodo Primary school in the rural area near Eshowe went very well. As always the Eastbourne girls were keen to work and ready to do whatever we asked of them. They taught lessons to all the various grades in the school. After school they taught netball to the girls – and did such a good job that Sigodo School won the game against the Eastbourne students, who are at least double the height. They also built a Jungle Gym for the kids to play on. They fenced and created a vegetable garden and laid a pipe to the garden, with a tap.
The headmaster expressed his gratitude beautifully in an email to African Insight, who facilitated the project. We did so much more than they hoped for!
The Zulu home stay at Ekuthuleni with Patrick and his family was quite an experience for the girls – no electricity, and the night is just so much darker in the rural areas… They loved the food – especially the Amagwinya (Zulu doughnuts). But I think little Thembe, Patrick’s son, is the one who stole everyone’s hearts…
The 2 days they spent at Thembe Elephant park after the community project, was a much deserved rest and holiday! We saw 2 lions right next to the road, but without any doubt, the giraffe took the cake – I have never soon a group love giraffe as much as this group! It is really nice to see that it is not all about the Big Five anymore.
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What an experience! Those Eastbourne kids are lucky, very lucky indeed.