One of the directors of Maliba Lodge is a friend who lives near us in Melbourne, Australia. When we heard that there was an opportunity to come to Lesotho to do several weeks of volunteer teaching, we jumped at the chance. We have had several years experience of living and teaching in Papua New Guinea and have great memories of that time.
One of very enjoyable parts of Peace Corps service is the opportunity to connect students from various countries through the World Wide Schools (WWS) program. As noted in the WWS Match Handbook, “The program is designed to engage students in an inquiry about the world, themselves and others in order to broaden perspectives, promote cultural awareness, appreciate global connections and encourage service”. Through a “pen-pal” exchange that works along with WWS the students learn about places in the world as…
To all my dearest friends at Maliba Lodge, It is difficult to find the words to express my gratitude for all that you have done for me over the past 3 weeks, Everyone of you has gone out of your way, not only to make me feel welcome but also to make me feel a part of the Maliba family. Your warm smiles, friends ‘Hellos’, exemplary service and willingness to do anything asked of you made my stay memorable.
When I first planned to come to Lesotho I thought it would be to bring enlightenment to the “poor” locals through my teaching. But it seems I am the one who has been enlightened in so many ways.