In our third week in Nigeria (second week in Ikorodu), we began our Monday with some training. We work really closely with a programme called the Community Citizen Service Volunteers (CCSVs) – these volunteers run Inclusive Neighbourhood Spaces and mobilise young people to come and join them every week to help tackle local issues. Every week we… Read More ICS Week 3: An ‘oyibo’ in Ikorodu
After we finished our In Country Orientation training and left Lagos, me and my team travelled to Ikorodu, where we would be working for the next 11 weeks. Luckily it wasn’t far to travel, as Ikorodu is situated within Lagos state, so with the traffic it was only about an hour away at most. Before… Read More ICS Week 2: Team Ikorodu!
My first update since arriving in Nigeria! Apologies for the delay, there has not been a lot of opportunity to connect to the internet here, so I shall update as often as possible from now on! Keep reading to find out about my first week in Nigeria… Finally Sunday 12th June arrived and I was… Read More ICS Week 1: Lagos, Nigeria
So I have two weeks left in the UK before I get on a plane to live in Nigeria for 3 months. I thought I would update you all on what’s been going on as I prepare for departure, and how I’m feeling about it all! So since my last update about my Live Below… Read More ICS: pre-departure feelings
So as you all probably know, I’ve ben accepted onto the ICS programme and I’ve been given my placement – in Ikorodu, Nigeria! Other than beginning my fundraising, sorting out various documents and getting my immunizations, the next step in the process is the pre-placement training weekend. I finally had this last week and I… Read More ICS: Pre-Placement Training Weekend!
The last day of my Live Below the Line challenge has arrived! Today I have made the realisation that I’ve been getting a headache at around 3pm every day without fail since beginning this challenge. At first I thought I hadn’t drunk enough, secondly I thought I was getting the cold that everyone I know… Read More Live Below the Line: Day 5
I’m so nearly there! I’d say day 4 has probably been the easiest day out of all of them so far. Perhaps my body is getting more used to the lack of sugar and variety, but I wasn’t craving too badly today! Breakfast Despite what I just said, I am sick to the teeth of… Read More Live Below the Line: Day 4
I am officially over half way through my Live Below the Line challenge! Although my tummy is bloated from all the carbs, I’m feeling pretty happy and pleased with how I’ve been doing and I’ve managed to raise £220 so far! Thank you to everyone who has supported me – I’ve still got a way… Read More Live Below the Line: Day 3
Day 1 of my Live Below the Line challenge is behind me, and today was the first day living below the line whilst at work. Definitely more of a challenge than yesterday, especially after seeing one of those recipe videos on Facebook showing how to make cream egg rocky road…I think that might haunt me… Read More Live Below the Line: Day 2
After indulging over Easter weekend eating out and demolishing rather a lot of chocolate, I woke up ready and raring to get going on my Live Below the Line challenge! I did sleep late, however, because storm Katie had kept me up all night… So with my £5 note in hand, I took a trip… Read More Live Below the Line: Day 1