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M.I.D.T.E.R.M.

By antsiness on 2013.12.06 In Antsy sun

M.A.S.V.I.N.G.O.

The National Youth Education through Sport Festival (YES) is being held between the 4th and 8th of December.

Due to this the management of the Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) decided to arrange our midterm evaluation of the Youth Sport Exchange Program (YSEP) prior to the event in Masvingo.


E.X.P.E.C.T.A.T.I.O.N.S.

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The other volunteers together with staff from the SRC.

We have been reflecting on our work so far during our placement and also prepared for the period after midterm.

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Bjørn and Amon demonstrating various types of martial arts.

F.I.E.L.D.E.X.C.U.R.S.I.O.N.

The SRC arranged a field trip for us and the rest of the staff at the midterm evaluation.

G.R.E.A.T.Z.I.M.B.A.B.W.E.

It is said that you have not been to Zimbabwe before you get to experience the cradle of the country

– The ruins of Great Zimbabwe.

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Group photos are tough.

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YSEP Volunteers.
Amon, Bjørn, Sigve & me.

 

Great Zimbabwe is a ruined city in the southeastern hills of Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwe and the town of Masvingo, close to the Chimanimani Mountains and the Chipinge District. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the country’s Late Iron Age. Construction on the monument by ancestors of the Shona people began in the 11th century and continued until the 14th century, spanning an area of 722 hectares (1,780 acres) which, at its peak, could have housed up to 18,000 people. It is recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Great Zimbabwe served as a royal palace for the Zimbabwean monarch and would have been used as the seat of political power. One of its most prominent features were the walls, some of which were over five metres high and which were constructed without mortar. Eventually the city was abandoned and fell into ruin.

(Wikipedia)

 

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Newsten, Linnet & Simba.

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Great Zimbabwe ruins.

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Norwegians are happy to be walking uphill.

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View.

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Great Zimbabwe ruins.

Y.E.S.

As mentioned the National Youth Education through Sport (YES) is being held now in the beginning of December

This is a program the SRC use to attract youth that are in and out of schools. This way they are able to provide the youth with knowledge and life skills that would make it easier to face the challenges they meet in life. The program has equal focus on peer leader education, community projects and sports.

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Entrance to one of the classrooms used for peer leader education.

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Peer leader session.

We get to take part and assist during this event, and also experience the

F.U.N.

Andrea

 

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