I could NOT be more excited to say that I’ve signed up to do a fundraising trek in India in October 2018! This is for my local adult’s hospice, St Barnabas House, where I worked until recently. St Barnabas House provides amazing end of life care to local people and also offers so much support… Read More St Barnabas House India Trek 2018
Last week of ICS! Nothing could have prepared me for how emotional leaving Ikorodu and leaving Nigeria would be. I knew it would be sad but as the last day drew nearer I began to get excited about going home and seeing my family and friends, so I didn’t think about how sad I’d be… Read More ICS Week 12: So many tears!
Howfar everyone? (Pidgin English for hey, how are you doing?) It’s our last real week in Ikorodu! This week was a lot of finishing off bits and pieces, such as reports, visiting Inclusive Neighbourhood Spaces and ticking the last boxes off our lists. We began the week with our last social! Emem and I invited… Read More ICS Week 11: Tying up loose ends
With only 3 weeks until the end of our ICS placement, we really had a lot of work on our hands to complete the cycle the standard we wanted to. The pressure was on particularly because we knew now that we were going to be the last cycle in Ikorodu, so we had to wrap… Read More ICS Week 10: A Trip to Lagos Island
This week was a busy one again! 12th August was International Youth Day, so we had three days of events to celebrate and educate young people in the area on the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are goals created by the United Nations, and are areas that we should be working on globally, with the… Read More ICS Week 9: Let the Goals begin…
The week after Mid Phase Review was a very fun and rewarding one. After a long sleep my week began with the usual weekly things – Monday meetings, Tuesday Adult Literacy…and we discovered a local chop house which quickly became our regular lunch place for beans, rice, stew and plantain. So delicious! On Wednesday TonyJoy… Read More ICS Week 8: Plastic Bottle Houses and Paint Fights!
So I have now passed the half way mark on my volunteering journey and this week was both a brilliant and a tough one… The week started badly after my host home was treated for bed bugs! I was getting dreadful, swollen bites all over my legs and back, and this was due to an… Read More ICS Week 7: That Half Way Feeling…
After an insanely busy week last week, our Monday began with the morning off! This was definitely needed as we were all a bit run down and exhausted. I had the most glorious lay in of my life and then there was electricity and internet available so I could work on some media things like… Read More ICS Week 6: Let Our Voices Be Heard…
My fifth week in Nigeria was a very busy and fun one. It began with a party in honour of our team leader Mafulo’s birthday! This meant an afternoon of cake, music and games. We spent ages playing musical statues, which was hilarious. When I came home that evening, my host mother had finished a… Read More ICS Week 5: 2 Rallies, 2 Events, 2 Kings!
Week 4 has been a rollercoaster of a week for me! After the initial high of arriving in a new country and meeting awesome new people started to wear off, and the real hard work began, I had a bit of a low point during the week. Luckily with my lovely team supporting me and… Read More ICS Week 4: Mixed emotions, Malaria & minibus adventures