Monday, December 2, 2013

We are fast approaching the END!!

Week 10- There is nothing to report!

It's lovely, bobbing along. Bobbing along on the bottom of the beautiful briny sea

Beautiful Briny- Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Another week has flown by and yet again there is little to write about because we have merely been adhering to our routine. So, get ready for a very short entry folks.

            We have been continuing with our coaching sessions; on Friday Nicté, Andrew and Zahra had to accommodate a class size of 83 children at CEFISE but they rose to the challenge and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Also, as next week is our last full week at work we have now completed our coaching programmes with ASSB and ABUSHIS. Andrew is currently to be found lolloping around and pining, he has really enjoyed planning the sessions and getting to know the athletes over the past 3 months.   

            As we are now looking to the end of our project, the compulsory mound of paperwork is due to be completed, which is why we spent most of Wednesday completing our 8 page personal debriefs. Filling in the forms wasn’t exactly what you would call fun, but it was reflective and interesting to see the progress we have made both personally and professionally.

            On Friday HSB hosted a raising awareness event at the René Monory stadium, it was well attended and there was a wheelchair basketball match played along with speeches, a television camera crew and food and drink. The day was a big success and everyone came away more knowledgeable than when they arrived. Finally to complete this week’s entry I have to mention our busy social schedule; Nicté and Zahra attended another Burkinabé wedding and they spent the weekend in Koudougou, whilst I and Andrew spent the weekend relaxing with friends.

            Next week will be the last blog entry, so hopefully I will have something profound to write about our time in Burkina, watch this space.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I was part of the first cohort and ive been keeping up to date with the blogs! I cannot beleive how fast your times gone, it seems like I have been back in the UK for a life time! I am pleased to see boccia and goalball seem to have hit it off well and that you are coaching with the teams we started with along with Arché.

    You guys seem to have had a few barriers in place during your placements but glad to see they didnt affect the project work.

    Enjoy the rest of your time in Burkina! I still miss it like crazy!