Friday, January 9, 2009

Limpopo Writing Project Day 4

The teachers have been writing about their lives, getting on the internet and presenting their teaching demonstrations. Their writing is wonderful, on a variety of subjects that touches our hearts. The weather is very hot,just like the summers in San Antonio. Our classroom is not air-conditioned but the teachers take it in stride, it's the Americans who are wilting.

We went to the Indian market and bought some beautiful fabrics after class. Ngokoana is keeping us busy sightseeing, inviting us to dinners and introducing us to her family, relatives and friends. Nakedi is staying on campus because we are far from her home, like all the other participants. They are both doing a great job co-directing the project with Dr. Makalela. This project is more like a retreat or summer camp since the teachers are staying on campus and we are catering all their meals. They are together day and night. We're even working tomorrow, Saturday, but we have Sunday off. We have bonded and I look forward to working with them everyday.

This part of South Africa looks a lot like South Africa with hills (and mountains) and beautiful plants and trees. We're amazed at how many of them we have at home, but then they came from South Africa to the U.S. All the teachers send their best wishes and look forward to connecting with you.

23 comments:

Michelle said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see pictures and read the anthology. Tell Ngokoana & Nakedi I said hello.

Michelle Schiebel :)

Ngokoana said...

I have always known that Dr.Henkin will visit South Africa some day but she came sooner than I expected. I love having her in my country,my home and in my life.I an impressed by her professionalism which I feel will take the Limpopo writing Project to heights unknown. She enjoys porridge very much and my daughter is smitten with her.
Ngokoana

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botticellilady said...

How lucky we all are to have Roxanne in our lives! Happy New Year and Birthday to you.

Jesse and I wish you blessings and success in your endeavor. Our love goes to everyone there.

I look forward to reading your posts from the other side of the world!

~Rachel

Laurie said...

Hello, Roxanne!
Blessings from San Antonio to you and all in the Project. Your entry is tantalizing and I wish I could be with you all there to partake in the comaraderie and culture of South Africa. We did miss your special energy at the meeting today, but you are doing much good where you are. Stay cool and enjoy yourself. Talk to you again soon!

Laurie Lopez Coleman

Lisa Kalinowski said...

Ok, third time is a charm.
I, too, can't wait to read what is being written. This is such an amazing opportunity for all involved that only greatness can come from it! :)
Reading Dr. Henkin's posts makes me long for our summer together, crammed into that little room.
Positive energy and well wishes to all (and please give Nakedi and Ngokoana a big hug for me) :)

Nora Gonzalez said...

Greetings South Africa! I wish I could be there to share the summer with you. I know everyone is learning so much from one another.

What a great opportunity for all the teachers that are participating in the Limpopo Writing Project. Enjoy your time together.

Shannon Blady said...
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Shannon Blady said...

Your site is off and running! I can't believe we can collaborate like this. Good luck. I can't wait to read about your experiences.

ML said...

Hi San Antonio. We are having a fine time here in our writing project. We do two presentations a day and write. We also have book groups. My book was about Nelson Mandela.

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meriamlaya said...

Hello,we are glad to hear from people far away.It is a great pleasure for us to have Roxanne and Mary Lou in South Africa.We have beneffited a lot from them.They are like gifts from God to us.My writing in particular has improved a lot.

Meriam

Mashaba said...

Hi everyone!Thanks a lot for collaborately making it possible. Dr Henkin and Marie Lou are such wonderful people. It's so much fun, I wish I had more time at the project.All the writing and sharing is very exciting and enriching. After this workshop,I definitely won't be the same again, both as a person and as a teacher.The thought of communicating with you from over here is also very exciting.I m looking forward to more messages from all of you on this blog.Mashaba Mashala

ntsoaki3 said...

Hi!My name is Nsoaki and I am a member of LWP.I read your messages on the internet and I am impatiently waiting to meet you guys.You must be rest assured Dr Henkin and Mary Lou are having a good time with us.They have taught us how to google and search the net.We are all excited to have them here.Keep writing!

ntsoaki3 said...

Hi!My name is Nsoaki and I am a member of LWP.I read your messages on the internet and I am impatiently waiting to meet you guys.You must be rest assured Dr Henkin and Mary Lou are having a good time with us.They have taught us how to google and search the net.We are all excited to have them here.Keep writing!

ntsoaki3 said...

Hi!My name is Nsoaki and I am a member of LWP.I read your messages on the internet and I am impatiently waiting to meet you guys.You must be rest assured Dr Henkin and Mary Lou are having a good time with us.They have taught us how to google and search the net.We are all excited to have them here.Keep writing!

Grace said...

LGrace said Hi! teachersIlove you so much Iam so overwhelmed to grab this opportunity of greeting you.Iso wished I can visit at the U.S.A but I believe God will make a way for me since Iam serious I want to meet you face to face. I really enjoyed to be with Mary Lou and Dr Rossanne Henkin.

constance said...

Hi i,m Conny and i,m happy a member of Lwp in Limpopo in 2009. I am lucky to have Roxanne and Mary Lou to give us guidance in computer writing ;the internet ;the pass word and the email addres.This is the my first experience and may God bless you all.Ihave learn a lot.

mercymaluleke533 said...

Hi to you outthere.It's a wonderful experience to be with Dr Henkin and Mary Lou.They made a difference in our lives.They showed us the significance of writing.Now our perception of it has changed.We are thrilled of the experience.It's enriching.

mavondzo said...

Hallo there! Thanks for the e mail they are really wonderfulwonderful. It is our pleasure to have Dr Roxanne Henkin and Mary Lou with us.They are very nice to us.Thank you Limpopo Writing Project for connecting us.

Nakedi Makgoba said...

Hi! Finally we have our own newly-born writing project. It is a dream come true indeed. Thanks to Roxanne and Mary Lou. I would like to say hi to my classmates in San Antonio- Lesley, Lisa, Laurie, Leona, Rachel, Sherley, Joanne, Kristen, Mike, Honor, Nora, Patty and also Jacob and Kim

Nakedi Mogano Makgoba

mekubenrh said...

Hi, guys
I am at Limpopo Writing Projects and ready to share with you my wonderful moments.
I have the pleasure of telling you that with are with two great people here, Dr Henkin and Lou. It is so breathtaking and I enjoy it. They have inspired us and we are so confident and competent. Dr. Henkin made me realise that I am a writer.
Regards
Norah

Lisa Kalinowski said...

Yay! It is such a treat to read the posts from you all!
Is it possible to get a list of books that you are reading? Perhaps some of us here can read them as well and continue to discuss books online :)