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.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Arrive at work at 8:00

A very successful meeting with the Town Clerk (ie CEO of the town, main man in charge) the Mayor is more of an honorable title and the Town Clerk runs the day to day business of the city. The Nhlangano Town Clerk gave his offical approval of the PCPP project. YES!!!! One of many steps of approval that have to happen before the PCPP goes public on the PC website.

Next up approval by the Town Council (NTC) and PC Office Swaziland then it goes to Washington DC PC headquarters for final approval. This is my first lesson in government buracarcy processes. And it is for 2 different governments at the sametime.

Good thing I was trained in Hollywood.

Then post meeting Walked home to change clothing cause had to finish up the water line at the Social Center, this time learned how to mix cement to secure the water spigout. Got pretty dirty. went home cleaned up. Then went around getting players signatures so I can add more players to my team, went home again for about 30 minutes then off to practice with my team. Home around 8:00, made dinner, finished a book (See Cussler post) and then watched Star Trek Special Features. Then to sleep.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a busy day ... thanks for all these updates ... progress on every front ... hee hee, one has to dig around now and then.