People of Oshandi have a richness about them that doesn’t come from wealth but from: Simplicity they are genuine; without pretence. Poverty a reliance on God; internal freedom. Humility recognition of the truth of what and who they are; free from pride and arrogance; they are servants, not superior to anyone; having a childlike trust […]
The vicar drive us through the bush 🙄 …. What can I say? Alton Towers has nothing in comparison to driving through deep sand in a 4×4 lol Ombuluka is Sharon’s link from her last parish at St Michaels, Rochdale.
During my week in Oshandi I made numerous school visits and met Isaac the Director of Education with whom I discussed the issues affecting the autonomy if Namibian Principles; national, regional operational arrangements; the current examination focus in Namibia; and the Grading System. I shared developments within the English education system and the advantages of […]
Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable. —Mahatma Gandhi When you can let yourself become little enough, naked enough, and honest enough, then you ironically find that you are more than enough. At this place of poverty and freedom, you have nothing to prove and nothing to […]
Unassuming, gentle, kind, thoughtful, honest, attentive with a gift for making everyone feel special. The significance of Sarah’s calling to work in Namibia and the fruits of all she has achieved are evident in the faces of all the people she meets and the demonstrative way in which they greet her. Sarah’s influence and impact […]
My days at Omungholyo School: 5.00 – 6.00am: Cold shower and get ready for school. 6.00 – 6.30am: Breakfast 6.45am: Leave for School 7.00am: Deliver Staff Briefing 7.35am: Assembly Work all day – through lunch Leave school following headteacher and senior leadership support between 6.00 -7.00pm
I leave Windhoek today for the north with a mixture of emotion. I have met wonderful people, established future connections and feel all the more richer after engaging in fruitful conversation. The hotel, despite its basic accommodation, has been the most perfect place to stay during the first stage of our journey. The staff could […]
I spent 4 hours today at a school with Headteacher Caroline Strauss. She has been working at the school for 32 years and has just taken over the headship. How different does this school look to St Chad’s?
When I arrived in Namibia at 6.00am it was pitch black. As we drove towards Windhoek in our taxi dawn slowly started to appear until, eventually, the bright red orb that had effortlessly raised itself up from the motionless horizon, was hanging high in the sky … the dry, thorny listless bushland seemed to stretch, […]