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, August 14, 2010

Mass Cooking for all host families

We cook for all of the host families, about 150 people, I do my part as the food delivery from kitchen to serving line and clean up. The families of this community deserve a meal on us for letting us live in their homes for 2 months.

Cleaning porridge (basically like really thick mashed potatoes that you can eat with your hands, but nothing like the taste) a standard part of diet here out of huge kettle, SUCKS, I hate eating the stuff. It is why I cook for myself.

The countdown to the move begins Aug 21st is moving day. CAN'T wait to get into my own apt.
And they say 10% of the trainees don't make it all the way through training. And we just hit are 10%, for mysterious reasons yet to be revealed a third time PCV was either sent home or choose to go home. We don't know. We started with 40 in Atlanta, 1 didn't show up, another showed up but left before leaving the US, the other made it about two wks. And so we hit are 4th to go home. Swear in is next week. Also we heard word that a Group 7 (I am in Group 8) PCV went home just after finishing a little over a year of service. So basically once the training starts from the day a person arrives. It becomes a battle of attrition to see who can make it all the way through the 2 month training & two years of service.

Had a very positive conversion with the Country Director about my housing situation that has been solved and all are happy.

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