Category Archives: Nigeria 2006

Fixing Roofs!

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Most of the buildings in Palmgrove are roofed with cement roofing tiles. We started making few batches for some badly needed repair. Most of the buildings already need a few new ones, because of cracks or holes. Just a few simple repairs that would go a long way in preventing a lot of damage to the structure underneath. Seems like this side of things has also been neglected in the last number of years.
Making the tiles is quite a simple process. They mix sand,....

All About The Birds!

Written by: The Bridge on Sunday, September 10th, 2006

In this part of the world there are many different kinds of birds, that I've only always read about at home in books. Many different varieties, most of them colourful and unique are found in the surrounding areas.

The Weaver Bird is famous for the nests that it weaves out of palm tree leaves. The

‘Experimenting with Computers’

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

In the past few months, together with the help of Haven Colony in Minnesota, we have been experimenting with a different type of computer to see which one would be best for a place like this. Jonte send us a new PIC to try out. The PIC is designed for hooking up third world countries to the internet. It comes with a USB mouse, keybo....

Thank You!

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, September 1st, 2006

One morning awhile back, when Eddy Vetter was still here, a women came with her son who had had an accident a year ago. A motorcycle hit him and broke his leg and hip. After that happened, the father left home so that he wouldn’t have to pay for anything and now the women and her 4 boys have to fend for themselves. It’s still a young family a....

Traditional Marriage

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

On Saturday, Glory’s brother, who lives outside Palmgrove had a traditional marriage. Most of the people in Palmgrove were invited. I decided to go along and see how they celebrate a wedding in Nigeria. Getting there was quite the experience in itself; it wasn’t too far from Palmgrove but the roads into the jungle were just terrible. Instead of one tire going into the pothole, the whole vehicle goes into the pothole then out the other side. It had rained that night, so every hole in the road was full of water. Once we arrived, there weren....