Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Early day…off to Witswaterand University where we met med school students and listened to speakers talk about the program, training, opportunities for foreign students. They served us a nice brunch and took students through an anatomy museum.
We then went to Soweto to the Hector Pieterson Museum that teaches about the Soweto Uprising in 1976. We entered Nelson Mandela’s home which is now a museum, then drove by Bishop Desmond Tutu’s home.
Lunch was in Soweto at Wandie’s. Many courses of local foods – delicious!! We split into three coaches to visit three different orphanages. I went to Nkosi’s Haven, a place where women with AIDS can die with their children at their sides. They welcome volunteers, healthcare oriented or not.
Some students are going to see The Lion King tonight – the first time in SA and with an all SA cast. We drive off to Hazyview tomorrow for a rural experience.