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, January 22, 2011


So before arriving in Africa I had never seen a completely dirt field, they are very common here, in fact majority are dirt. But also in most cases the edges do have grass.

But my team plays its games and practies on a dirt field.

So recently it has been raining pretty much every evening then clear during the day. Occasionally an all day long storm with blow through dumping lots of rain.

So this has created a different problem. The only remaining grass on the practice field,which is along the sides has grown crazy fast and is almost the high height of knees.

So I have taken to pre-practice cutting it with a slasher, a hand tool used for cutting grass and a shovel to dig out the tough spots.

I find it amazingly very ironic to be cutting grass out of a field.

Also the weekend was the first games of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund Sports League the soccer games that I run.

And here also was a major grass problem, the facility we play at was supposed to have cut the grass before we arrived. Well, the entire field is all grass but it up to my knees, which for hte kids is their waists. So we didn't play the games, just gave them the pre-games HIV talk and sent them home.

Again, in the world of dirt fields a field with TO MUCH GRASS.

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