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.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Nhlangano Day #3

First day in the office, really just a meet & greet and learn about my job.

So my day job is working with AMICAALL (which is Alliance of Mayors Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the Local Level). This is the Swaziland cities dividsion created just to wage the war on AIDS.

NERCHA handles the entire countrywide plan to fight HIV, AMICALL is NERCHA's city version of the fight. NERCHA itself works in the rural areas.

By the way Swaziland has officially declared war on HIV/AIDS, they have created NERCHA (National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS) which organizes all activities countrywide regarding the virus.

Plus, they manage, authorize and coordinate all in coming organizations that are helping fight the virus, of Peace Corp is included, Doctors without Borders, World Vision, USAID & Italian government all have a big presence here as well as many others

And George W. Bush doesn't deserve much credit for hardly doing anything good, but his efforts helping Africa show up in great ways through his PEPFAR program.

The average age of its citizens has drop since the early 90's when it was in 60's to the 30's, think about that. They believe the population is actually declining.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, the average age of pop. dropped to 1/2. Sure glad you're there to help.

    So George W. Bush did do something good while in office.

    Thinking about you there in Swaz. and praying for you.