Having arrived in Africa, the time had come to begin my orientation, even though the challenges of arriving had started that process quite nicely! During our first three weeks, we attended classes on topics such as learning about local markets, speaking essential French, and cooking with local foods. There were lectures and demonstrations for cutting hair, carpentry, using a kerosene stove, coping with kerosene fridges, how to ride a motorcycle, and how to take care of a car. We attended several hours of class in the morning and more in the afternoon. Lectures also included basic health instruction and an introduction to books like Where There Is No Doctor.
That book has been a standard for years and, when I left Africa, I owned three copies.
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