My Swaziland Gap Year- informative writing

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Swaziland Gap Year

Totally landlocked, lying in the northwest corner of south Africa, Swaziland is often overlooked as  A gap year destination due to its miniscule size of only 200 kilometres across compared to its much larger neighbouring countries, South Africa and Mozambique. But after my experiences there I would definitely recommend it to anybody interested in doing a gap year themselves.

The first language is the Bantu language of SiSwati but English is also widely spoken throughout the country so there was no need to struggle trying to translate too much. The project is located in the Ezulwini valley of central Swaziland. This is the cultural heart of Swaziland and is where most of the tourist activities are based. Being such a small country meant anything I wanted to see was in a viable traveling distance.  

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The project I decided to go on was helping to teach English and Maths to orphaned children. There is an estimated 200,000 orphans in the kingdom so it is something they desperately need.  Other than just teaching, English and maths in schools, I was also spending time with the children out of school hours just hanging out, playing football and giving them a sense of a role model and somebody they could look up to. It was one of the most satisfying things I have ever had the pleasure of doing; you can definitely tell you are making a ...

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