Nearing end of placement
So time is flying by and before I know it my placement will be complete. I have been able to meet many people and learn many new things on this amazing opportunity. I am grateful for this opportunity as I now understand why one must understand the cultural context before treating a problem. With HIV and AIDS, understanding the culture is very important before one can provide potential solutions to the problem. And yes, it must be solutions and not a solution because one will not work. Nearing the end of my volunteer placement there are still so many things that I have to do. I really want to train the nurse aids more in terms of exercise. The clients really enjoy going for walks and I would like to promote the nurse aids to taker this over when I leave. The clients enjoy the change of scenery, and conversation. This coming week we are taking some of the orphans and vulnerable children on a cultural camp. This should be fun as I will be able to interact with them as well as learn more about the Botswana culture.