Postcard from Sarah Edwards – United Kingdom

Sarah Edwards - School drawing girlsVolunteering my Environmental Skills with Dreamcatcher in Soweto,  South Africa  Dreamcatcher provided me with the most amazing opportunity to volunteer and stay in Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa. Dreamcatcher matched my environmental skills and experience with a budding green school in the heart of Soweto and I was able to give lessons to over 250 year 8 and 9 secondary school children on the importance of taking care of our environment.

All of the children were polite and eager to understand the damage that is being done to our environment and the benefits of waste reduction, reuse and recycling.  At the end of the classes small groups of pupils produced some magnificent posters to pass on the green message to the rest of their school.

As enjoyable as teaching, in Soweto was staying with a Soweto family.  Kamamma Mammule Tau and all her family made me extremely welcome, the accommodation was spotless and the food delicious.

Sarah Edwards - School drawing boysDreamcatcher provided me with the opportunity to see a side of South Africa that I would never normally have been able to experience for which I will never forget and am truly grateful.

Sarah Edwards
United Kingdom
September 2013