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Vaccination

to the great gold medal

It's about time for an update again.
In two hours it's actually 3 months accurate until I'm on the plane to Zimbabwe. I will leave Gardermoen 2055 the 5th of January, and will be in Zimbabwe 1205 the 7th of January. This is actually really crazy. I've been doing a lot of preparation the last weeks.

I've started my vaccination program, which I have to say is quite long. Luckily I have quite a few vaccinations already, but still I've already been taken 4, and I still have two more to come, in addition to two drinking vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis. My arms are therefore pretty sore, but I guess it's part of the game.

In addition to all the vaccination I've got permission from work and all the paperwork is now okey.

I have also sent mail to various companies and asked if they would like to sponsor me with various medical equipment. Currently, I have received positive responses from two. So, if anyone knows someone that's worth asking, I will be glad for the tip! =D

Posted by timeforafrica 09:40 Archived in Norway Comments (0)

Kontonummer

Da er alle papirer plutselig i orden til avreise! Det som nå gjenstår er vaksineringen og innsamlingen. Alt skjer plutselig veldig fort. Politiattest er ordnet, forsikring er i boks, flybilletter booket, folket kommer og henter meg på flyplassen, og ja, det er vel stort sett bare vaksineringen som gjenstår.

Når det gjelder innsamlingen jeg vil ha før jeg drar har jeg opprettet en egen konto for dette. Det har jo vært litt av en prosess det også, for å si det sånn. Jeg fant ut at det kanskje ikke var helt lovlig å bare sette igang og samle inn penger sånn uten videre, så da måtte jeg kontakte politiet, som ga meg klarsignal til å samle inn penger. Men så kom jeg på at det kanskje var greit å skille min private økonomi og dette, så da måtte jeg snakke med banken. Jeg har derfor opprettet en helt egen konto som er helt uavhengig fra mine kontoer, men som jeg står disponibel for. Etter å ha ordnet dette fant jeg ut at jeg kanskje måtte skatte av de pengene jeg fikk inn, så jeg kontaktet skattekontoret og fikk tillatelse fra dem også. Så nå skal alt være helt i orden. For å alikevel være på den helt sikre siden, kommer jeg til å ta vare på alle kvitteringer, og loggføre alt som går ut av kontoen. Alle pengene som går ut av kontoen skal derfor registreres med hva de skal gå til, samt at det skal følge med en kvittering for hvert uttak. På den måten er jeg sikret at ingen kan ta meg for noe i etterkant. Da kan jeg vise hva som har kommet inn på konto, og hva som har gått ut igjen, og hva de har blitt brukt til.
For å si noe om hva jeg tenker å bruke pengene på så er det først og fremst medisinsk utstyr og skoleutstyr til barna. Jeg vet at de har mangel på stort sett alt av medisinsk utstyr, og jeg har fått informasjon om at blyanter og papir er en sjelden vare der nede. Jeg må imidlertid se hvor mye penger jeg klarer å samle inn, og hva de faktisk har behov for når jeg kommer ned.

Kontonummeret som dere kan sette over penger på er 2351.73.53825 og husk at ingen sum er for liten!! Absolutt ALLE monner drar nede i Zimbabwe!! =)

Posted by timeforafrica 08:52 Comments (1)

1 trip 4 countries

on the way to Zimbabwe

Well, it's time for an update. Things happen fast. I've got confirmation from X-plore that I'm in the project, and that I will be in Zimbabwe from 7th of January-4th of March. Today I ordered my plane tickets, and it will take me no more than 38 hours and 10 minutes to get down to Zimbabwe. I will fly from Oslo-London-Johannesburg-Bulawayo. The same stops on the way back home. I've also started on the process filling out all the forms that I have to send back.

Before I go I would like to have a fundraising, so I can try and help a bit more. Because of that I've been in contact with the local police office, and now I just have to talk to the bank to create an account that I can use for this project. I will do that tomorrow, but I guess I have to sign some forms and a lot of paperwork before the account is up and goes.

I have to say that the whole process is kind of scary and exciting at the same time. But I feel that what I do can actually make a difference for the people in Zimbabwe. Don't get me wrong, cause as a nurse I know that we can make a difference to a lot of people, but this is something new and something different. I feel that I can actually make a big difference in Zimbabwe, because they have so little of everything. Every little bit helps, and whatever you do will help. So that's why I will do the fundraising, cause I will show that people in Norway actually care and that they actually think about the the situation in Africa and want to help out in a way.

Posted by timeforafrica 07:50 Archived in Norway Comments (1)

First step on the road

it's time for Africa

Then I've taken the first step out on a new journey. I've requested to join the Medical & Lions project in Zimbabwe. I'm planning on leaving in January, and stay for 8 weeks. In Zimbabwe I will work at hospitals/clinics during the week, and with wild animals during the weekend. It's gonna be so awesome. I'm really excited, and as soon as I get approved I'll book an appointment with my doctor, to get the vaccination I need, and start the process with all the visa application and start collecting stuff to bring to Africa.
So now it's just to wait, and then see what's happening. They weren't sure that it was room for more volunteers in January, but I'll guess I get to know it tomorrow!

Posted by timeforafrica 09:55 Comments (0)

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