Volunteering in Africa
EIGHT years ago, Jenny Humphrey and her husband Laurie hopped on a plane to Africa and have only just returned to the Coast.
Ms Humphrey is an early childhood teacher and her husband is a builder.
With their skills combined, the pair lived in Zimbabwe for three-and-a half years volunteering.
“We went with the hope to work with abandoned orphan children and babies,” said Ms Humphrey.
Vimbai was one of the orphans who graced the couple’s lives.
“She came to the orphanage when she was guestimated around threeto four-months old.
“We helped her learn to walk and talk. I remember watching her the first time she saw a hail storm. I have very precious, beautiful memories of our time there,” said Ms Humphrey.
Ms Humphrey said the pair left Zimbabwe in 2014 with “very heavy hearts,” but little did they know over the border in South Africa they would soon make this their “home away from home” for the remainder of their time in Africa.
Here Ms Humphrey worked in a mission school while her husband helped build the school’s