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  • Things are moving forward

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    AnnaMariaFredriksson

    by: AnnaMariaFredriksson

    created on: Aug 09, 2012 | Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    My classes has started and they are fantastic. I'm both doing the Open Water and studying biology for the moment. Today on the Open Water I say two big turtles asleep, we hovered for a while next to them and they were so beautiful and peaceful. I also had one swimming alongside my for a while The sunsets are spectacular, and yesterday I even saw several falling stars, amazing In a few days …

  • Alicia Heineger: Bulawayo Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary

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    by: kayaadvisor

    created on: Aug 06, 2012 | Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

    Tell us about your experiences with Kaya (sign up process, preparation) I first tried to organize this trip from a local agency in Geneva and unfortunately they could not find anything available fitting my requests. I was delighted to find Kaya while searching the web for a solution. You managed to identify a fantastic project for me and convinced the representative to accept me and my friend even …

  • Open Water

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    AnnaMariaFredriksson

    by: AnnaMariaFredriksson

    created on: Aug 04, 2012 | Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    I was supposed to start my PADI Open Water a couple of days ago, but I got a cold so had to wait for a few days. Hopefully I will have my first confined dive tomorrow!! I'm nervous and excited, all at the same time. The dive isntructer Eileen seems very nice and I think she is a really good instructor. I very happy she is the one who's going to …

  • Clare Downs: Wild Coast Schools Computer Literacy and Arts Project in South Africa

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    kayaadvisor

    by: kayaadvisor

    created on: Aug 02, 2012 | Chintsa , South Africa

    What made you choose that particular project/country?  I volunteered here 5 years ago and have always wanted to go back. The place, the people and the children always stay in your heart.   Can you tell us about your experience in your accommodation?  The Vollie house is comfortable and warm. It is not slumming it by any stretch of the imagination. You have comfortable beds, running water and 3 meals a day. The added …

  • Victoria Zappia: Work at a Baby Shelter and Children’s Orphanage in Bolivia

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    by: kayaadvisor

    created on: Aug 02, 2012 | Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    Victoria is from Canada and has volunteered a number of times before. With just a short space of time to spare, she made the exciting decision to join one of Kaya's projects in Bolivia for 2 weeks. Why did you choose Kaya? I chose Kaya because it had programs that were reasonably priced and from the mission statement it seemed like an organization that wasn’t just concerned about making a profit, but …

  • Pom Pom day

    AnnaMariaFredriksson

    by: AnnaMariaFredriksson

    created on: Jul 31, 2012 | Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    After two nights in Semporna I'm ready for Pom Pom. Today is the day, the boat leaves this morning and I'm really looking forward to arrive at my home for the next 3 months.

  • The Journey begins

    AnnaMariaFredriksson

    by: AnnaMariaFredriksson

    created on: Jul 29, 2012 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Sunday started at 3 o'clock in the mroning with a strong cup of coffee. Then it was good bye to my mom and dad drove me to the airport. The first flight took off at 06.30, smooth trip only a few hours to Amsterdam for a change  of flight. A couple of hours waiting at the terminal and then it was time to start the second leg of the journey. It must …

  • 2 days til take-off

    AnnaMariaFredriksson

    by: AnnaMariaFredriksson

    created on: Jul 27, 2012 | Stockholm, Sweden

    Unbelievable, two days til take-off A huge bag has been packed with all the stuff on the to-bring-list and a few clothes. The bag is almost as big as me. It's gonna be a good work-out carrying that around Only a few things left now and early Sunday morning it's time for leg 1 of 4 Stockholm-Amsterdam In a few weeks I will hopefully be swimming aroung like a mermaid enjoying my new …

  • Fundraising to build a home for a homeless Filipino family

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    MiraMoore

    by: MiraMoore

    created on: Jul 24, 2012 | Manchester, United Kingdom

    Thanks for taking a look at what I’m doing!  Some of you will know me as you’ve most likely clicked through to this page via the Facebook message I sent out.  Some of you will not know me as you may be an existing or prospective Kaya volunteer just taking a look around.  Whether you know me or not, I’ll explain a little more about who I am and what I’m …

  • African Adventure 2012

    BrianSexton

    by: BrianSexton

    created on: Jul 18, 2012 | London, United Kingdom

    looking forward to an African experience that will alter the way I see the world 

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