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.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Goalkeeping

So it seems like Monday has turned into the day in which goalkeepers show up for training. Monday is normally a day in which no teams practices.

I have 4 regulars: Sabelo, who I work with at AMICAALL, is a member of the Nhlangano Sun which qualified for the SwaziBank from our region (2 games in Cup).

Gobashie - Is the backup keeper for the Mbabane Highlanders (1 game in Cup, although didn't play

Jamermique - Starting Keeper for Premiere league team Cosmos (3 game sin Cup)

Plus 2 younger ones

And very rarely the keeper of my own team shows up.

They are getting specific training that they don't get anywhere else. Keepers here basically just practice in the goal as the team plays its practice drills.

Plus, it is really nice to be passing on the knowledge I got in head from decades of playing, coaching and thinking about soccer.

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