Curious, aren’t you?
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If time allows with two little kids, a demanding job as teacher, author, cousellor and therapist and life between Europe and Africa, I am blogging in order to connect worlds.
I may add this has become much more difficult in recent month. Times are a changing rapidly and I am weary of sharing too much online. Death threats and other niceties are a reality and as a social worker there is just no budget for a body guard.
I traveled 29 countries so far, worked for different organisations in Germany, UK, USA and Africa. I even got to play my violin before the Nigerian president.
I am overwhelmed by the opportunities to help and the reluctance of the average citizen to make his time and resources available to help. Life in South Africa has a potential to be frustrating to the point of it becoming comical, just remember the fake interpreter incident …
Often all it takes is a little inspiration.
Being a link between God’s dream and the sad realities on earth is what I want to be – help to water the desert.
I am involved in outreach to a Special needs school, running anti child-abuse campaigns, training teenagers to get involved in their communities and pastoring a church while also heading a preschool.
It amazes me how the same act can be so right and understood in one culture, and so condemned in the next. How one culture demands a certain approach and the other judges the same attitude as undesirable.
I’ve been living in different cultures and been subjected to a lot of prejudice. Along with my passion for language (I speak 6 of them) comes a huge need to communicate and to avoid being misunderstood.
This blog is about reflecting on my exoeriences, about improving my interaction with the world around me and learning to speak their language so they would not miss the message.
I can think better when I am talking with someone about it, and I definitely am more motivated to write when I can write a letter I know will be read. So blogging might just give me this imaginary audience to help me make sense of it all.
Posts worth checking out – I promise although informative, they aren’t written formal or boring at all.
Violence against Women