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Reisverslag Day 6 - First day of work
22 april 2014
Day 6 - First day of work
At first we had to pray and sing a few songs that all had the same subject: God.
These children are practically brainwashed with the christian faith. At such young age they learn that everything that exsists is because of god and they only read Bible stories. But it's in their culture so we can only accept it. We also met two children. One of them was 2 years old and both his parents have aids, his mom died a month ago because of it. The little guy also has aids. There also was a little girl who had trouble walking. We asked the housemother why. She was abused when she was just a little baby thats why she has so much difficulty with walking. At 12.30 the cildren went home.
We were picked up by Anneke and Thijmen and went to Zimpiwe. He was a housefather of Thamsanqa before but he couldn't handle it. We went to look at his new house in Motherwell. It was nice to see that he was so proud of it even though we (Dutch people) would consider it very poor.
At dinner the priest of the church we went to two days ago came over to eat. He told us some very inspiring stories about his father and the Apartheid. He told us that when he was young, the white people ordered them to eat shit untill they vomitted. He also told us that his father was on Robbeneiland together with Nelson Mandela.
Tomorrow we are going to celebrate the birthday of Tsamkelo.
Greetings from South-Africa!
Foto's bij verslag (8)
23 april 2014 00:22 | Door: Rianne
Hoi Fleur dat zal een indrukwekkende dag zijn geweest, de andere cultuur, de kinderen en als ik de foto's zie ook de omgeving. Niet iedereen woont er even comfortabel.Knap dat die mensen dan toch zo positief zijn he ?groetjes en dikke kus mama
24 april 2014 12:02 | Door: P.Ceelen
Prachtige foto's, die blije kinderkopjes. Ze zien er gelukkig uit! Goed dat jij er aan kunt bijdragen, dat moet een geweldig gevoel geven.
Vergeet je de persoonlijke doelen die jij jezelf, voordat je aan deze reis begon, gesteld hebt, niet te beantwoorden! Succes met het vervolg, groet