My big project, Finishing the Ward 4 AMICAALL/Nhlangano Town Council Social Center, the PCPP


Peace Corps Partnership Proposal (PCPP) with the Nhlangano Town Council (NTC)

First application draft submitted Feb, 2011
Approved & Funding Begins on PC website May 17th
Construction started on Oct 24th.
All exterior construction done by Dec 20th.
Grand Opening Jan 5th, 2012
Round 2 of the Funding arrives in early January.
Interior Only Construction Restarts Jan 16th.
Construction all done Feb 16th (minus a million tiny To Do's)
Project Officially Closed May 4th, 2012

Let the children play, learn & be safe.

As of Aug 25th, 2012, I am no longer a PCV, I am now RPCV (Return Peace Corps Volunteer). This blog is my experience in Swaziland between June of 2010 & Aug of 2012. Enjoy.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Arrival in Nhlangano for the 1st Time

Traveled to Nhlangano for the first time, uneventful trip by bus and Khumbe. This is just a preliminary visit of a week. Meet Dennis again briefly

Got a small tour of the city which is probably about 30k in population at max (its the third largest city in Swaziland) remember there are only 1 million people in this country. That is like the amount of people on the 405 highway in 24 hr span.

Since my permanment housing isn't ready for moving in, the Peace Corp puts me up in a bed & breakfast, which is pretty much a 4 star hotel. AWESOME. There is TV but it only gets one channel, the SABC (South African Broadcasting Company)

half the programming is in Zulu (which is very similar to Swazi), and of course POWER, a flushing toliet & running water.

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