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.

Friday, September 3, 2010


POWER, I HAVE POWER! For the first time in Swaziland I can type on my computer in my "home" and have it powered at the sam etime. plus don't have to light candles for light. Just turn on the switch. Got to love the light blub. And thank you Thomas Edison. You have no idea how nice it is to just flip that switch and have light at night.

So I saw a drifting/car race today. But it was 10 aged 12 and under boys racing and drifting their home made cars with completely appropriate skwelling of tire/car engine noises to follow. These cars they make are basically a juice box, jug or milk carton that they put and axle through and attach caps to as wheels. Some make them convertibles, add trailers, some are just made of completely wire frames. And then they put a stick into that the box, jug, whatever and push it around usually at a full running pace. Watching 10 of them race around was completely entertaining.

Oh, by the way, pretty much where ever I walk in the area I live, I am followed by kids, usually between 2 & 20 in number are tagging along, asking continuously "How are you?" I am like the Piped Piper.

So I decide to repaint an entire wall in the bedroom by electric light.

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