Friday, February 23, 2007

From Africa to Australia

No I didn't just nip off to Africa while you weren't looking....but my friends Shannon and Simone just got back from a trip to the east coast of Kenya where they worked on a volunteer project for 10 days. Simone was doing it as her last trip before heading home for good to Australia, while Shannon is now back in cozy London re-embarking on her working holiday. They both said it was an amazing experience which I'm sure has thoroughly changed their viewpoints on the important things in life. Anyway, before Sim left London, Paul and I gave her some gifts to take to the kids in the school - just stickers, colouring books, crayons, pencils and stuff like that. Sim brought me back this photo of their new friend Ziggy enjoying his brand new colouring book! :)

And this is just a gorgeous pic of some of the kids they met.

I can't remember the name of the organisation which they worked with, but it's a wonderful thing to do. And so much closer to the UK than from Australia or NZ, so when working travellers head over to the UK perhaps it is something everyone should think about doing.


Rosanna said...

Africa would be so inspiring.

Simone Smith said...

Jambo Pru,
Thanks for posting my pics from Africa. Shannon (or Shaggy Dulu as she was dubbed in Swahili, my name is Kadzo), and I had the best two weeks of our lives working in the primary school in Kenya. The organisation, for those interested, is Camps International ( and I cannot recommend it enough as a different, rewarding and unforgettable holiday! Thank you for promoting the company. As you can see from the photos, Ziggy and Ruth in Kenya really enjoyed your gifts.
Love, Simone x