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.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

All Back at Ingoini

All of us back in Ingonini, we have really become a very solid group, there are very few clicks, no feuds and only one or two that are bordering on the can't get along with catagory.

In the evening, we have a private group meeting to discuss the subject that I can't post on a blog. It goes pretty well a totally new suggestion comes out of that was better then the original.

Got the best complament an American could get from a Swazi woman.

The story goes, I was building the fire for the bonfire in the evening (we had on every night at Ingonini) with a lighter, a paper box, small kindling,all dry and easy to light. I put some wood (like from a lumber yard not regular firewood).

It started up very easy. But the Swazi women, who cooked are evening meal, where watching and since the fire started up and turned into a nice fire in pretty much about two minutes. They said to me and I quote "You are a real Swazi!"

I can hardly speak the language but I sure can integrate. Everyone I told the story argees it really is an excellent complament. (By the way cooking by open fire is a regular daily thing here)

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