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Road No Good

Road No Good
 

What happens when a young New Zealand woman feels the need to escape the online reality that is her life and goes in search of 'real' life experience in poverty-stricken Vanuatu? Bridget Isichei wanted to make a difference in the world; she wanted to help people. However, she did... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781925048827
Barcode 9781925048827
Published 1 February 2017 by Finch Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Isichei, Bridget

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ISBN-13 9781925048827
ISBN-10 1925048829
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Finch Publishing
Imprint Finch Publishing
Publication Date 1 February 2017
International Publication Date 23 January 2017
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Isichei, Bridget
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Social Institutions
NZ, Maori & Pasifika Books
Pasifika
Vanuatu
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 318g
Dewey Code 306.0993
Catalogue Code 700471

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What happens when a young New Zealand woman feels the need to escape the online reality that is her life and goes in search of 'real' life experience in poverty-stricken Vanuatu? Bridget Isichei wanted to make a difference in the world; she wanted to help people. However, she didn't know what she was in for when she accepted a two-year volunteer humanitarian post to set up preschools and train women to be teachers in the popular tourist destination of Vanuatu. Instead of cocktails by the sea in a luxury resort, Bridget found herself in Luganville, a shanty town whose inhabitants were still practising black magic and wearing the same fashions bought in by missionary women in the 1800s. Worse was to come. Bridget soon discovered that in Vanuatu's hierarchy women were ranked lower than pigs, and the elevated status of men was seen as God-given. After numerous botched attempts at fulfilling her brief, Bridget decided to enrol the women she was working with in a correspondence teaching course. She hoped the knowledge they gained would help them improve their low status, as well as guarantee their children a better education. She could never have predicted the fierce opposition her plan would face from every corner of the community. The outcry was uproarious: Women should know their place - and know better than to try to improve themselves! Road No Good is a ground-level account of the journey of a group of the world's least fortunate women to become the first educated women on their island and thereby control their own destinies. It is also Bridget's story, as she learns from these women the true art of gratitude, faith and contentment even in the face of unimaginable adversity and loss. This is a true story of hope and heart, and of the resilience and capacity of the human spirit to achieve greatness against the odds.

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Author's Bio

Bridget Isichei has worked in the early childhood education sector in New Zealand, England, Thailand, and Vanuatu. She has been recognized as an early childhood education (ECE) center manager for achieving an excellent rating ranking her ECE service in Australia's top 30. Bridget has been nominated for the HESTA advancing pedagogy and practice award and has written for Australia's most prominent early childhood education publication, Every Child Magazine.

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