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Lizzie Russell
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Hi, Hi! Lizzie here...I am 22 and have completed a degree in Maths and Statistics in July 2005. I volunteer for Oxfam and as a Brownie leader in Girlguiding UK. I wanted to use my skills gained through voluntary work to improve the quality of life of others. I have been in India since November and am intending to return to the UK at the end of June. Lizzie
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Teaching Kids and Home stays

Posted By Lizzie Russell on 27 May 2006
I am really enjoying the project in Kolkata. Along with Divya I teach nursery rhymes and action songs to children in the Balwadi (nursery school). I also help to teach the English alphabet and English numbers. They have learnt quite a few action songs and some of them know all the words to all of the songs! I also help the kids play with the toys when they get a chance. That takes up all morning then after lunch (which is bought in the canteen/restaurant run by the union, always very nice) I teach English to the top two classes in the primary school.

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Christmas in Goa!

Posted By Lizzie Russell on 26 May 2006
My recent trip to Goa which included Mumbai and Pune was brilliant. I really enjoyed spending a few days in Mumbai and seeing the Gateway of India and amazing architecture around the centre, along with Juhu beach. The hotel in Goa was good and within a two minute walk of a clean, quiet beach with a variety of beach shack restaurants and water sports. It was very relaxing and lots of time was spent lazing on the beach. I also did a few day trips I organised myself including dolphin watching, going to Panaji, going to various churches and to midnight mass on Christmas Eve and going to a spice plantation.

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