On Monday the new volunteer, Florian, joined my class, so I was no longer the sole teacher! I had got used to teaching in my own way so it was a little weird at first, but it was good to have extra help. Especially considering he speaks fluent French – which clearly I do not. … More Back to teaching..
I had the most amazing weekend, it’s so surreal considering the people I’m with I barely know. On Friday morning a new volunteer had arrived and so she joined us for breakfast. We clicked instantly as she is a similar age to me, 24. Her name is Laura and she’s from Australia. She’s a really … More My weekend travels…
Tuesday night we had a power cut. And it kind of scared the life out of me. Because even though it happened at 6:30 in the evening, it’s pitch black! Luckily I came prepared so I grabbed the torch on my bedside table and I was fine. When my light went out I mistook it … More Feeling unwell abroad…
Today’s lesson was quite hard and I did struggle. On days like today I do start to feel a bit homesick. Me and Fidi went to the other school (EPP2), which is about ten minutes away. And all of the students were in one class, as I was the only volunteer that day (the two … More Difficult lessons..
Across Friday and Saturday a festival has been going on in Andasibe. On Friday we took the kids, and the all sang the national anthem. The best entertainment of the day was when I witnessed a domestic between an angry Madagascan woman and her husband. She had caught him with his mistress. She was screaming … More My first weekend away..
Wednesday was my first full day in Andasibe. My first day that didn’t involve travel stress. Thank god! My day started with a shower – as the showers/toilets are outside I was slightly nervous. That might sound silly, but I am a westernised girl after all. So as I made my way across the garden … More My first few days away..
Funnily enough, when I first told people that I was volunteering abroad in Madagascar the best reaction I got was “oh is that because of the film”. I have to say that no it wasn’t because of the cartoon film. When I was younger all I wanted to be was a teacher. As I grew … More Three weeks in Madagascar