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Mar 10, 2013 - Belo to Bamenda

Sunday 10th March 2013 Belo to Bamenda Up at 7am today for an 8am breakfast at the camp. Everistus went to the town to get a driver to take us back to Bamenda and he came back at about 9.15am and we packed our bags into the car and set off. After about 5km we got to the village of Belo, where the driver picked up another man who had a huge amount of stuff to overload the boot of the car. A huge heavy sack of something, long pieces of wood that appeared to be part of a bed, some bags, and a petrol can. So after he was loaded in, and another...

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Mar 9, 2013 - North Western Highlands Cameroon

Thursday 7th March 2013 Bamenda (Zwinkel’s Guesthouse) to Belo (Zwinkel’s Trekkers Camp) Today we were up at 7am and packed our bags – had breakfast at 8am – today we were going to the Trekkers Camp in the hills beyond Belo about an hour and a half from Bamenda. We are staying there for three nights. Everistus hadn’t told us what time we were going, but we were informed by the staff at the guesthouse that he had to go to the town to get some supplies for the trekkers camp and we would be leaving sometime after 10am. So we waited and read...

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Mar 6, 2013 - Bafoussam to Bamenda

Tuesday 5th March 2013 Foumban to Bamenda Up early today for a 7am breakfast in the guest house, still no water from the taps this morning. Had coffee, baguette, hard-boiled egg and pineapple, then packed our bags. About 9am, we were picked up by our guide in a taxi and drove the short distance to the bus station where the bus filled up in about 10 minutes (how amazing!) and we set off for Bamenda via Bafoussam through all the little and big villages. We changed buses in Bafoussam and our next bus also filled up quickly (our lucky day). On...

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May 4, 2009 - The last word

This is my last day in Cameroon. I have already left Bamenda which became my home for the last two months. I have spent the last week handing over to the new volunteer who is taking over from me. It was kind of strange to take a step back and stop working and hand over the Project to someone else. However, I didn't find it as hard as I thought I would and really feel that my colleagues Mary and Clotilda own the Project as much as I did. It was strange to wind down though and feel like my time was coming to an end. I had a wonderful leaving...

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Apr 23, 2009 - Cameroon clubbing and coaching

So I have had another really good week in Bamenda. Last week I spent mostly on the phone trying to arrange further workshops before I leave, trying to get the councils to contribute some monies to them so they are not completely dependent on VSO for the work. I was partly successful getting two of them to contribute, reason to go to out for a lunch to celebrate at the 'junction'. I work at mile 1, so far I have heard of miles up to 10. Roads do not have names or signs nor are there any road signs with directions on (in fact there are no...

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Apr 6, 2009 - Achieving something?

So last week was slightly busy to say the least! It started with going in to work on Saturday morning to rush out some invitations to female mayors around the North West Region. I was inviting them to my workshop. I had to print them and get them down to the Madame Margaret who I have been working with, a mayor herself, before she made the four hour bumpy journey back to Kumbo. I was kind of sceptical as to whether people would come at such short notice – being invited on Sunday/Monday to a workshop on the Thursday but she assured me that...

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Mar 29, 2009 - Starting to feel settled

My time in Cameroon feels like it is wizzing by. I have felt pretty comfortable here this week to the extent that it has felt like a 'normal' week in Bamenda. This week has been a bit difficult in work, mis-communications, wondering whether I am achieving anything, differing agendas. But I keep telling myself that even if all I come away with the learning I have gained place that will be a good thing. Part of the learning is coming to terms with having no expectations of what you can achieve, as I agreed with another volunteer yesterday,...

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Mar 24, 2009 - Working in Cameroon

Wow I now have wireless internet connection in the Baptist Centre where I am staying!!! Woohoo, actually I am not that excited but I didn't think it would happen as for two weeks it has been it will be fixed tomorrow...it does mean that I can update my blog more often and not feel guilty about doing it at work. Working in Cameroon So I am working at YOP – Youth Outreach Programme. This is my third week there. They run lots of excellent programmes for youths on HIV/AIDS, Leadership, Volunteering. They also work in Schools. In my first week I...

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