Written by H4H Volunteer, Peter Kazickas
I’m sitting at an internet cafe with Norest and Martin right now. Sorry, it’s taken this long to get back to you. Zimbabwe so far has been amazing. Better than anything I could have expected. We spend a couple hours with the kids from different communities every day and I am so lucky to get to play with them. Their smiles and happiness are contagious. So far we’ve been to: Glen View, Dzivaresekwa, Budiriro, Glenorah, Mabvuku, and Mufakose, and we still plan to go to Kuwadzana and Highfield. We just got back from the National tournament in Bulawayo where we lost to the eventual champions in the semi-finals. Many said that that game looked like the championship, so it was unfortunate to have had to play them earlier. Nonetheless, the experience was amazing! The singing in the bus went from 3am to our arrival at 10am and then again from 10pm to 5am when we arrived back home the next day. It was so much fun to get to spend time with the Raiders. Now we are back and are trying to do a few things with the American Embassy and the Salvation Army in an attempt to work out deals where we can ship containers of equipment from home more easily and cost affectively. Will keep you posted with that but my time here has been amazing. The people are SO nice and it was not till today that I saw my first cloud. I’ve attached some pictures so that you can see how it’s all going.
P.S.- Some great pictures displaying UBUNTU from the league games at Dizet- two boys sharing the pair of shoes!