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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PMTCT workshop

PMTCT (Preventing Mother To Child Transmission)

The Caregivers my office manages are in a week long workshop learning about how to educate pregnant mothers with HIV on how to prevent them from spreading it to their child during birth and breast feeding. This is one of the many what I call next generation steps that Swaziland is taking to stop the spread.

I call it next generation, which goes along with Male circumcision and MCP's (Multiple Concurrent Partners) efforts, cause education and free condoms have been done for 10 years and it is time to move on to something bigger to help stop the spread.

It is a really great program they are running and our office supports the government which is running it.

In Mbabane the pre-school teachers are getting some training also. (Not AIDS related)

So the normal stuff we do in the office is all mixed up. We are all sitting in the workshop. Of course it is in siSwati, and I can only get 1 out of 10 words but there is enough English mixed in to follow. But I am so bored I just play games on my phone. And do the office support stuff for the trainers and Caregivers.

It is really great stuff they are teaching, but it isn't for me.

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