Today, I was part of one of the most inspirational outreach programmes so far. Just before I set off on my way to visit a local school, it occurred to me that I could bring my calendar to show the kids.
Upon arrival I was greeted by a teacher and shown the classroom where I set up my workshop. I then produced the calendar. Immediately all the children were interested and, after I explained how to read it, we began locating birthdays.
We happily located the date for those who knew their birthdays and those who didn’t know were left with an assignment to ask their parents or guardians.
We all have birthdays in the world but in Malawi most people don’t know the day they were born, let alone spend time celebrating it. I think it’s just nice to know your birthday and be able to count your years.
After the class settled down I gave a little Dream talk before showing them my gift from Pembrokeshire Paragliding. Helped by my two (very well briefed) friends, I launched into the air with The Sky Banana. Soaring above the children I could see they understood that anything is possible and that if I am living my dream, they can too.
Later, with even more excited children, we located June 28th which is a day I will never forget; the day I learned to fly.
With the children eating banana fruits, I packed The Sky Banana and got ready to head home.:). G