A study in con­trasts

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY -

Once North­port res­i­dents Peter and Co­rina Bolo com­plete their re­turn visit to Ka­manga, Zam­bia, this month, they will be off to Fiche, Ethiopia where they will par­tic­i­pate in their fourth Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity build in six years

Ethiopia is in the midst of a drought and of­fi­cials there are try­ing to pre­vent a ma­jor famine. Their work is with the poor­est of the re­gion.

Co­rina said the con­di­tions are of­ten in sharp con­trast to what vol­un­teers nor­mally ex­pe­ri­ence.

She re­calls com­ing home from a build in Mozam­bique just be­fore Christ­mas in 2010 and be­ing con­flicted by the con­trasts.

“It does give you a dif­fer­ent view of things; it stays with you.”

The Bo­los, both re­tired teach­ers, might ac­tu­ally ex­pe­ri­ence a greater con­trast dur­ing this trip, though. Af­ter the build in Ethiopia they are fly­ing to oil-rich Qatar for a short visit with Ni­cole Haire, the for­mer prin­ci­pal at Sum­mer­side’s Three Oaks Se­nior High School, who is a vice-prin­ci­pal at a school there.

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