13 July. It's official...SEGA wants me!

Yes it certainly is official....I AM definitely going to Tanzania.
Max from AVI, rang me to tell me that the response to my offer was accepted with great enthusiasm and that I have been invited to do a phone interview with SEGA to fine tune my skills to their needs...My understanding of this is that they want to be able to utilise my diverse range of skills to the best possible advantage. Apparently it's not done very often but when it is, it is seen as high praise!!
I return to Melbourne for 3 days of inservicing - SKWID: Skills for working in Development which occur 4-6 August and 4 days of training to obtain my motorbike license!
I haven't heard any other dates yet but I know that I start my placement 3 October and am required to do 4 weeks of In Country (Africa) inservicing....so I guess I will be leaving Australia at the start of September!

I have spoken via email, with Sandra, the teacher I will be replacing, and she has given me a very positive report of the position, the school and life in Morogoro.... also some great practical info...I will certainly be keeping in touch with her during the next month or so!

I will keep you informed as I progress onwards!

1 July. .....and so my journey continues.....

Just letting you know that I have had an offer of a placement in Africa. I am yet to respond but the information and job description is very promising....one which I am very excited about as it meets many of my first preferences in my application, and one which I will be applying for.

My job Title is: Participatory Learning Advisor.....in laymans terms this involves assisting the school in delivering and assessing a curriculum based on learning through interactive and hands on activities focusing on improving their comand over English and Business sense. Most of my role is working with the Headmistress and the teachers, however I will be teaching and team teaching. The school is a secondary boarding school in Mkundi, on the outskirts of Morogoro Urban in Morogoro province, Tanzania. SEGA (Secondary Education for Girls' Advancement) began in 2010 with 27 students.
My placement begins 3rd October, 2010. As my accomodation is 10km from the school, and the roads and public transport are challenging, I will be required to get my motor bike license and use a bike as my mode of transport!

For those of you interested in learning more about where I will be you can use the following link:


I will continue recording my journey in my blog:

Keep in touch as I know I am going to need your support during the two years I will be in Africa.

Love Fran.