Moments in South Africa: Butterflies

If you think Africa only has migrations of big animals then please think again. The past week or two South African’s have been in awe witnessing the annual Butterfly Migration or butterfly movement. The butterflies fly from the west coast of South Africa towards Madagascar and butterflies join and die along the way. A big group arrived in Johannesburg on Thursday last week and I drove the whole 40 km’s I travel home surrounded by these awesome creatures.

Read more about them in the Wakelet or take a look at the There Facebook group.

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Maspoti

Sonderwater 2 12.04.05

Building on yesterday’s article and on the #Road2e2 series where I share info about people, events and places that’s come my way on my journey I want to dedicate another post on the people of Sonderwater. I introduced you to this community yesterday.

The community of Sonderwater called me Maspoti. We are not sure why but it could be because I handed out beanies when I started working in Sonderwater. When I arrived in the community you could hear the kids shout “Maspoti!”

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We first taught at the Water tower. Here we fed the kids and then gave them lessons.
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Later we got a venue at a local church. An American Mission team built a corrugated iron structure for us and here we started a preschool.
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In this corrugated iron building we had a preschool in the mornings and needlework classes for the community ladies in the afternoons. The summers where hot and the winters cold but here I learnt that anything is possible. I witnessed miracles here in my own life and in the life of others.

It was during this time that I realized that I am a teacher at heart. So much so that I handed over my work to someone and took a year off to pursue a post graduate diploma in teaching. I would always be thankful to the people of Sonderwater for this realisation.

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I would love to play Mystery Skype with your class. You can contact me in
the comments or on Twitter @AmandaCalitz
or @Createandexpand.

Find
my #Road2e2 journal here.

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#Road2e2 Wakelet is here.

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Maspoti (Afrikaans Article)

Om die een of ander rede het die mense van Sonderwater my Maspoti genoem. ‘n Spoti is ‘n beanie of hoed en ek het eenkeer vir hulle Spoti’s uitgedeel wat iemand geborg het. Dis seker die rede hoekom. Ek gaan nie veel se nie ek wys net die foto’s van hierdie amazing mense. 

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I would love to play Mystery Skype with your class. You can contact me in
the comments or on Twitter @AmandaCalitz
or @Createandexpand.

Find
my #Road2e2 journal here.

My
#Road2e2 Wakelet is here.

My #Road2e2 @Flipgrid is here.

Please say Hi in the comments.