Goal #1: “I want to be a royal”

Goal-setting 101 continued… Why not ease ourselves into my series of Goals posts with a humorous anecdote? As the 8th Grade class jotted down their answers to the question What is a goal you have for your future and what will you do to achieve it? I wafted about from pupil to pupil, reading over their shoulders and providing…

Goal-setting 101

As it dawned on me that my being in Zambia had a time limit I started to worry about the sustainability of our work in the community. During exam week, when the children were either revising, bored or both, I went to the school with Moono, an ICS colleague, to teach Grade 8 for an…

Embarking on a new adventure, and other clichés

Late last night I arrived back home after a great weekend in Birmingham, where I spent three days training for my upcoming project in Zambia with 23 other ICS volunteers. Some were headed for South Africa, others for Sierra Leone and a small group of five of us bound for the landlocked state of Zambia.