Soweto and SOS
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It was a chilly day. We were somewhere near to the market area and then suddenly it started to rain heavily. We had no umberellas with us, so we just ran to the nearest gas-station. I saw a guy who had t-shirt on that said: SWEDEN. Well, if you don't know, Sweden is neighboring country to Finland- our enemy. :D Just kiddin'. Anyway, I said out loud- very loud- SWEDEN!! That guy realised that I was speaking of his shirt. He came to me and then I said that we come from Finland which is near to Sweden. He said he likes Sweden a lot, but of course as a finnish I told him that I don't like Sweden. :D And then we smiled. What a story?? Well okay, this wasn't it all. That guy asked us what we are doing here. So we told him, and as he found out that we didn't have many contacts in Mzuzu, he said that we could come to his church and to help at the orphanage they have.
Two days after we went back- to see that orphanage. It wasn't really an orphanage, but more like a school for orphans and to those that don't have much money themselves. It was strange, they didn't really ask us to do anything, just to follow and then participate in few games.
We also visited is SOS- village in Mzuzu. It was amazing place, I wish that they would have understood that we wanted to volunteer for work.. But they also asked for money. SOS- villages were amazing anyway. It wasn't like normal orphanage I've seen.. Those orphanages that I've seen has had few big rooms, 8-10 girls staying on their own in one room and only one or two nurses.. For all the rooms. Not even one room one nurse.. But SOS- wow, it was something else.