Friday, December 6, 2013

RIP Nelson Mandela was in South Africa when Nelson Mandela passed away. Although he is no longer with us, his legacy is alive in all of South Africa and worldwide. There are many reasons to admire him. For us there are four keys to his success: Nelson was a well educated man, he loved the freedom of humanity of all colours (Ubuntu), learned to forgive the past and to obtain a better future and kept a smile to reflect all of this. We believe that these four keys are very important for the future of this country and hope that the current government changes their politics based on using fear and hate to keep their followers, who are very disappointed due to the corruption that is so well known that they no longer attempt to hide it.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Good bye, Lesotho

Sala hantle, Lesotho. After a few weeks working in different educational projects, we have to say good bye to this wonderful country where Educational has left a valuable impression. From the Foothills Guest house in Maseru, we cold observe, learn and interact with educational professionals and students from the best schools in the country and during weekends visit so many places where we were also very welcomed. In this video we can see, hear and feel how these boarding school girls get emotional when shouting ‘Educational Paths’. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Lesotho basketball... without bouncing the ball.

Is the field available too rough to bounce your ball? No problem with that if you use your imagination. On the way back to Ka Pitseng guest house, right in the middle of rural Lesotho, we found the answer. These basotho girls have found a way to have fun, exercise wile they play this game. In this version of the game they even need their team mates more as they cannot move when they get the ball.  

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sesotho in Morija

Morija Guest Houses provide an excellent environment for a Lesotho cultural weekend. We were very lucky to participate, with a group of local expatiates, the language and culture of the country. An excellent experience which we recommend travelers and residents alike. In this video we show some of our language skills. Can you understand us? If you use your imagination you will...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Learning opportunities in Malealea, Lesotho

Life is full of nice, cultural-enriching surprises. We experienced a good example of this in Malealea (Lesotho). As well as being able to hike to nice places in the area we managed to volunteer in a rural primary school, participate in an activity design to create awareness of AIDS through football, help the school teachers and offer them a seminar on Educational Coaching. Staying at Malealea Lodge gave us the opportunity to know about a very unique environment and meet many interesting people, including the members of Malealea Band, in the video.

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Flight of life

A flight in a balloon is very similar to life. It is an incredible and unique experience that we managed to experience with Drankensberg Ballooning, very near Lesotho. Among other analogies with life we found that the preparation requires team work, at the beginning of the flight it needs help and orientation and on landing we need to trust ourselves and others to succeed. At the end of life is best to relax our muscles for a peaceful death, that way our life empties as peacefully as this balloon show in the video. There is no use in trying to regret what we have done (or not) at this point. We will develop what we learned about life in our book and documentary. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Durban urban hiking and skateboarding.

Our urban hike in Durban started at Tekweni Backpackers in Berea and finished at the Indian Ocean, where we touched the water that connects our world. We watched how the population of the third biggest city in South Africa enjoy their weekend. We paid special interest to these young people who have fun moving on wheels (skateboards, bikes, etc.). The interview to one of them will reveal how we can guide and learn from teenagers’ motivation.