For a long time, Elizabeth has wanted to spend the last couple of years of her career working in Africa. The die is now cast: she has handed in her notice, her replacement has been appointed, and the last day at work will be the eleventh of July. But what then?

After being accepted as a volunteer by VSO, we find that there are no suitable jobs. Their attention has suddenly switched to establishing universal primary education throughout the world, and so there is no budget for secondary school teachers.

So we are looking for other ways to volunteer. Perhaps you have contacts in Africa and can put us in touch with opportunities?

At the moment we are exploring a link with a school in Lesotho. Our contact is Andy Uglow and we are meeting up with him on 26th March. So there should be an update after then.