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, March 19, 2011

Mandela Season Ending Tournament

So we had 6 game season ending tournament schedule for the kids of Nelson Mandela Sports league, I have been running this league with the help of the Youth Mentor based out of our office.

For the last 3 weeks I have brought in other PCV's to give "conversations" which is basically talking about like skills such as leadership, responsibility, commitment, decision making and on the this last day we had the Anti Crime Unit come and give a presentation.

All of the kids had a great time, I referee 5 of the games (the 8am game had a no show so it wasn't played) Three of the games including the final went into penalty kicks so the on field play was exciting and competitive.

We feed them and gave out a Participation Certificate which I created and printed out on colored paper. The awards ceremony is when the trophies that were supposed to given out on the day come in. So who knows when that will be. I am trying to tie in the awards ceremony with the movies that are screened at the local casino's theater. Not one of these kids have ever seen a movie in a theater. (Although the movie are projected from a laptop, but it still feels like a real theater.)

By the end of the day I was exhausted and then had to haul a bunch of crap home up my steep hill I walk everyday. On Sunday, I was so sore I layed in bed for most of the day just relaxing.

Most of the other PCV's get to do this on a weekly basis. A complete day off with no work, coaching or other responsibilities is very rare for me. And it was a welcome rest.

1 comment:

  1. Glad ya' had a chance for some lazy time in bed! You're working hard, that's for sure!