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.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mandela Games (post dated 1-27)

Second weekend of Nelson Mandela Children's Fund Sports League (my office runs these games and I am the main perosn in charge along with the Youth Mentor) it ran better, not perfect, we were still missing one team and ran a little late but over all not to bad. AS long at it keeps getting better.

After refereeing 3 games, I literally dragged my ass out to the Mahamba Gorge (the prettiest geoloical feature in the area) for a Briaa (barbecue) with several PCV's. It wasn't enough of a rest/relaxing to justify the trip but the only real time I can get away, life here between work (and the NMCF is work) and the coaching (which is not work at all, but very time consuming ) is seven days a week. No other PCV in Swaziland is as busy as I am, except maybe one or two that are in the NGO world, but the majority have way to much time on their hands. The irony is even though it has been 7 months since I been on a set, these full days still only feel like half days with evenings (that is every evening) off.

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