Sunday, 25 December 2011

Langa

So I have been quite retched about putting up pictures whilst i was in Africa because of their unreasonable inability to have actual working internet that doesn't cost you an arm and a leg.  But i have no excuse since i am now home- incase you didn't know!  But here are some photos from Langa that is a Township.  It was one of our first trips when i got there.  It felt a bit disturbing since it seemed as if we were going to visit a zoo exhibition filled with people, but apparently this is how they can raise money and the like. 

People lived in shacks that had a building plan with specific measurements but no limit on how many people were allowed to live in said homes.  Others got to live in hostel rooms but three families lived in one room each having about 6 people in each family.  18 people in one room was incredible and very sad.



This is a picture of people cooking sheep heads.  They eat the entire sheep except the eyes, tongue, and brains because you are what you eat and no one wants to see, speak, or think like a sheep.


 This woman was braiding a girls hair that looked like it was taking years.  The Little girl to the right tried to braid my roommate Jess's hair with gusto.
 Boys playing some type of soccer game where there was one goal you had to flick the ball into





 All the children would follow us around and LOVED when we took pictures of them.  They liked to take pictures too, but would rather have you take their picture and then grab the camera to look at themselves.



The Preschool was surrounded by barbed wire probably to keep homeless people from sleeping in there at night.  Bellow is a preformance the kids did for us.  I'm sure they have to do it all the time but they seemed to have fun with it anyways.



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