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.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Career Day with a Debate & the timing of life

So Career Day with a Debate is a city wide all 4 urban high schools event that our office is organizing, which is basically the Youth mentor Sabelo and me. It will involve 2000 students and of course has an HIV message. Rarely if ever do all of the schools get together like this so its a huge event to organize. And one of the most important parts of it is the Debate, which is basically the entertainment on stage as the kids walk around and visit the different tables to talk to people with all kinds of different careers.

So on Tuesday morning Sabelo and I were talking about the debate subjects we wanted to use but our office is also running a PMTCT workshop (see the PMTCT blog post), so we didn't have a lot of time to talk about the subjects and we wanted to have them picked by this week, Last week, MSF (Doctors without Borders) scheduled a meeting with us PCVs for lunch on Tuesday. I had zero idea what they wanted.

So I showed up & meet Gupi from Brazil he opens his laptop and starts talking about Shuga, a movie made by MTV all about HIV, risky behavior and condoms and more HIV. It is extremely well produced and looks great. And MSF, is planning on bringing the movie which is on purpose divided into 3 sections into the high schools and get this they want to create debates. They have all kinds of outlines and structures surrounding the movie already established. HOLY COW SHIT (thats a combined Holy Cow and Holy Shit). Seriously, 2 hrs later are debate question was solved. Now all it is figuring out the details and how to make it fit into Career Day with a Debate.

If that is not an amazing example of how God works in peoples lives (miracles aside) then I don't know what is. We are all shocked how the answer just showed up.

So if your interested you can watch the movie. It is really great.

Watch the 3 segments they are really good.
How about that???

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