Becca has asked me to pick a day to leave for Ed Damer. I have decided to go this Friday as Rami has invited us all to a concert on Thursday evening. The last few weeks have felt like being in a waiting room with a great unknown beyond. Much as Khartoum has been an interesting experience, I would like to get on with the job I came to do. All my knowledge of teaching English is completely theoretical, so the thought of hands-on teaching to a very large class is daunting, but putting it off won’t make it easier. It is a shame my fellow volunteer has fallen through, at least for the time being (apparently she would like to come in November). Thankfully I have been told that I will be well supported by a local family.
In the meantime, I am reading my newly acquired teaching materials and putting together ideas for my first lessons.