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Moving Quickly: June Blog

Things are starting to take off in regards to The Compass Trust. While we have been building our website, social media presence and the structure of our organisation, there has been a fair amount of waiting…


Visa applications, applications within that application, trust documents for the lawyer etc, have all taken their time, but I’m pleased to say that my visa has finally come through for a year in South Africa.


I want to pay a huge tribute to Surfshack Outreach (a great surf program for those who are interested!) who are letting me volunteer with them for the course of that year! I can’t wait to go back to them and see the children in their program. They are such a phenomenal group of kids.


Not only did my visa come through last week, but a bunch of legal documents have been making their way around the world and are finally with our lawyer in South Africa.


Since all these events took place, a majority of people has told me “Well, now the hard work starts!” To a certain extent that is true. Now, once I am out there I will be volunteering with Surfshack Outreach, while using my free time to help TCT grow from the ground up.


But, I love it. I don’t find volunteering work. It is one of the most rewarding things a person can do. The hard work for me, is filing paperwork with lawyers, or applying for visas. When it comes to being on the ground in South Africa, working with people, that’s the reward. It’s going to be challenging, there are going to be ups and downs, but now I can finally get excited about being out there for a full year!!!


This brings me to the news we have coming up on Saturday. Because of the waiting we have been doing, we haven’t been able to share our plans with everyone, incase there were delays or problems with documentation. Now that has all passed, we are able to start moving quickly.


Please keep up to date with our Facebook page this week, as well as our other social media!


None of us can wait until Saturday; it’s the first step on our journey!


Thank you all for taking the time to read this.


Always good and love to all.

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