Predicting turnout for the community health training sessions is as unfathomable as working to African time. Planning for forty, ballooned into eighty and at peak times over one hundred; the demographic range was off the scale in terms of age and ability, presenting minute by minute challenges, all dealt with competently by the small team of UK healthcare workers. Interpretation is always a challenge and a source of frustration for the delegates. Working with the sensitive side of sexual health and birth control necessitated resorting to hand gestures. Visual aids are always a winner.
Post demonstration, root vegetables will never be regarded in the same light as they were disturbingly later resurrected as rice garnish on the lunch menu.