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PostSubject: Proud of my daughter   Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:15 pm

My 17 year old daughter has now been in Zimbabwe for 5 weeks and I couldnt be more proud, instead of the stories of spoilt brats thinking the world owes them you get this

This was posted by the organisers this morning on their facebook page This week's Lead Volunteer is Emily, from Scotland. She wants to let you know her FAVOURITE MOMENT from volunteering with us on our community project!
"I came to Victoria Falls 5 weeks ago and there has been many amazing moments. It's quite hard to choose, but this moment was without a doubt my favourite:
I assist with teaching in the special education classroom at Monde Primary School twice a week. It's a very tough thing to do as the education in the rural areas isn't as good as in the populated areas. You realize being in the slower learners' class that some children get what you teach them and some of the children only pretend that they do. I realized that a boy named Sandsani that I teach didn't understand a thing, barely knew his alphabet and barely knew how to spell. I started with the alphabet then taught him how to spell some basic three letter words. At the end of the day, I gave him homework and told him that when I returned on Friday I wanted him to spell every single one without a mistake.
Everyone told me not to expect much and to manage my expectations when it came to the homework I had given, but I had faith in him and believe that he would do it. Friday came and I was the most excited person on the planet travelling to Monde. I walked into the class and Sandsani pulled out his homework and told me he'd remembered! I don't think I've ever been so proud, I even cried."
https://www.facebook.com/AfricanImpa...s/?pnref=story
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PostSubject: Re: Proud of my daughter   Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:41 pm

A ripper set of photo's you have every right to be proud.   2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Proud of my daughter   Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:22 pm

amazing set of photos matey............I especially like the one of the little mite lay in her lap fast asleep and totally content without a care in the world.

you have right to be proud......well done to her.

I am also a very proud dad.....my elder daughter not yet 19 until next march has just joined the Merchant navy as a cadet deck officer...........as you say..........there are some great kids.........and they don't need to get themselves into shed loads of debt at uni to have a wonderful and productive interesting life.

wish her well from me.

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PostSubject: Re: Proud of my daughter   Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:33 am

Its great that not all kids are kicking their feet and actually doing something worthwhile with their lives, Emily is only seventeen, worked 12 hours a day to fund this trip and wouldnt accept any money from us for the trip or spending so we managed to convince her to allow us to pay for visas and a wee it spending, she is sad that her time over their is coming to an end, only 2 1/2 weeks left but already planning 6 months out there next year, she had applied for a pre nursing course but at time due to her age she was turned down as she had to be 18, a month before she left she got accepted but had to turn it down but the college has guaranteed her a place for when she decides to go for it in the next few years
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Your daughter is doing a worthwhile course Neil, I have friends who have done deck and engineering cadetships with the merchant navy, is it Clyde Marine she is going through, I had the chance back before the dawn of time but was making better cash at the fishing so instead took a few years out of fishing and enlisted in the army before returning to the sea and have kicked myself ever since more so now since my back problems have now basically ended my career
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PostSubject: Re: Proud of my daughter   Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:27 am

I really do hope that Emily gets into her nursing career. what a great attribute to the profession......she will do well.

Mollie applied four times to CMT and twice to Northern Marine, and on two occasions whilst still 17 she was, last Christmas interviewed twice. once at Fleetwood and then again 2 weeks later in Glasgow.....she was very raw at interview because the school she attended had a dick head of a head teacher who laughed at her when she had a mock interview and asked what she wanted to do she told him that she wanted to join the merch.

he asked her if she wanted to be a stewardess, and laughed even more when she replied......."no, I want to be a captain and master...........it knocked her confidence somewhat, and Clyde detected this and told her last Christmas to come back this year when she had gained some.

Anyway to cut a long story short she gained a place on a new None Sponsored course at Fleetwood Nautical college this September which follows the sponsored cadets in every way and guarantees them an interview with any company she wants in April.

However within 4 days of starting and half way through her basic outdoor pursuits course in the Lakes with all the sponsored group, she was spotted and offered a sponsorship by PNTL but because of MCA rules about the sponsorship, she will have to finish this phase one course, and then be back phased to start her sponsorship........which will do her good anyway.............but already she has certificates for Enclosed spaces and also passed her certificate making her an Able Seaman...........so it's good progress.

Just after her offer from PNTL she wrote to Clyde and Northern Marine training asking if any sponsorship was available with them as she actually wanted to join Caledonian MacBrayne for her sponsorship, ..Northern Marine didn't bother even to reply and Clyde MT rang her and told her to re apply in May for the September intake as they hadn't heard of this new  none sponsored course.........so at that reply she realised that the offer from PNTL was in fact a fantastic offer and a realisation of a dream, as they are owned and managed by Serco who are making take over bids on Calmac and forward thinking on Mollie's part took over with reasonable argument if you know what I mean.

But she is now looking forward to her future with PNTL and has made friends both with cadets in her own group and also officers who are back at the college sitting for their Mate's tickets..........some of them actually from PNTL and they have taken her under their wing.

so two fingers to the head teacher who thought she was mad...................not mad at all, comes out with officer quallies, great pay sponsored for training, digs paid and spending money........and no 30 - 40 K debt at the end of a 3 year uni course that half the kids will never use and find hard to get a job as well.....and she will get to see parts of the world I could only ever dream of.

She also said to me that within 7 years she will probably be on more dosh than the D/H head teacher who has taken nearly 30 years to get to where he is.......Now that is great incentive, lol

I am glad that two girls have good heads on their shoulders matey and have not gone with the "crowd".

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PostSubject: Re: Proud of my daughter   Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:59 pm

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