Jon and I headed to Mogilev today to deliver the third and final load of family parcels there. Although it is a large city of 360,000 people (third largest in Belarus) it is a real blend of new buildings and many sections of houses that were part of outlying villages and still have dirt roads! This can make it very difficult to find addresses, but we managed to get all of the deliveries completed.
I don’t have a lot of delivery photos but I took a few that will give you a look into some of the sights we saw today. This first one is a strange looking tractor that was spraying a field. It was going really fast and looked very maneuverable for its size.
This is one of the streets that I Continue reading
Things are starting to wrap up quickly here. Five more Canadians will leave by midnight tonight and a few more tomorrow. In the meantime there are lot’s of loose ends to tie up. Several of us met this morning at the site of the “Dream Mountains Crisis Center for Women and Children” to check on the progress being made there. This is the building in which the center will be located. It already houses the office of the local Social Services group so that psychologists and other staff will be available. It is being created similar to an Interval House concept and will be the first of it’s kind in the Republic of Belarus.
The entrance is the blue door that Dave is standing in and Continue reading
It really was party day in Belarus for the Canadians! Our day started by having tea with the Mayor of the Chausy Region. The entire delegation met at a restaurant where we were greeted and welcomed by the Mayor.
He thanked us for all of our work and initiatives helping Continue reading