Namibia Tag

 

Namibia – Herero Wedding

Posted by WTTech in Namibia

Weddings! Gotta love them. What a special time of celebration, love, and family! Occasionally, WorldTeach volunteers will get the honor of attending a friend or colleague’s wedding. This week’s #BlogTuesday takes us back to a time when WorldTeach Namibia volunteer, Jenn Pierson, attended her first Herero wedding. Read on to get a glimpse of some unique details!  And if you are considering doing something meaningful while traveling this summer, apply for our Summer Programs by May 1st! Various placements are still open in Namibia, Poland, Morocco, Nepal, and South Africa.  —  At the end of last month, I went to a colleague’s wedding to learn about the traditions.  It was a very long experience, weddings last three days with much…

Top 5 Countries to Teach in During the Summer!

Posted by WTTech in Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Poland, South Africa

Top 5 Countries to Teach in During the Summer! “Of all the books in the world, the best stories and lessons are found between the pages of a passport.” We still have teacher openings in each of the countries below. They’re going quick so make sure to get your application in by May 1st, 2016 via http://bit.ly/1Mi3qG1! 1. WorldTeach Namibia WorldTeach summer volunteers in Namibia gain valuable work experience abroad while forming meaningful relationships with both local Namibians and fellow volunteers. In partnership with the Ministry of Education, WorldTeach Namibia assists in implementing the country’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) national strategy. In addition to teaching basic computer skills, volunteers teach classes within a range of subjects, all taught in English. Click…

4 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Posted by WTTech in Namibia

Interested in teaching in Namibia for a summer? Consider applying to the WorldTeach Namibia program. But remember… you still have plenty to learn as well as teach, and learning from others is totally OK. Consider the wise words of Martha Caudill before you go! — For my survival, it was required of me to learn these things. I didn’t find this out until after I had learned them. And I learned them in the hardest way possible. Through experience. Trial and error. Many, many errors. But these lessons will go with me for the rest of my life. People are people and let them be. Some are good, some are bad. Some are respectable, some are disgusting. Some will surprise…

“I can’t believe I woke up this morning in Namibia!”

Posted by WTTech in Namibia

As WorldTeach remembers the life and service of Kristin Linnea Skvarla, we thought it timely to share with you why volunteer teaching in Namibia is more than a just great teaching opportunity – it’s a life-altering gift from those who taught before you. Thank you, Kristin. — ‘What is more beautiful than a ROAD?’ (George Sand, Consuelo, 1842) was one of the first entries Kristin penned into her journal during training in Windhoek, December, 1997. “I can’t believe I woke up this morning in Namibia!” As a WorldTeach volunteer at St. Boniface College in Namibia, Kristin lived in the remote rural village of Sambyu on the banks of the Okavango River. She taught geography, history, even math… her brother’s best subject, physical…

“…Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Posted by WTTech in Namibia

We’re all connected somehow. Whether by 6 degrees of separation, blood relation, or twitter, we’re all connected. And that’s the important part. Sometimes it take a whole lifetime to realize that, and sometimes it takes only a few moments of reflection after spending time with people half a world away from where you were born. No matter how you come to this realization, what you do with that awareness is pivotal. Keep in mind always, “…Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Thank you, Stephanie. —  TOTSIENS EN DANKIE MY VRIENDE  So, now I am back and have had the time to reflect on my African experience a bit. I think what this last year has taught me is…