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, August 26, 2011

SSCS part 5 (Media Launch)

Ok, the parts now need subtitles!!

Well, up til now other than the Sat (Part 3) meeting with the coaches, SSCS is pretty much been internal but with the Media Launch yesterday the SSCS is official. There was actually an article in the paper announcing the media launch.

So all of the partners FA, MTN & PSI brought banners and put them next to the nice big AMICAALL one. The print media, Swazi TV were there to listen to the pitch of the event and explain it to the public.


The event went completely smooth and everyone was very pleased Sabelo & I got several public comments about our work. And we will see if the group photo makes the paper.

Well, its the Reed Dance holiday weekend. Plus, my 39th Birthday and the anniversary of arrive in Nhlangano one year ago. I am going to spend at my favorite place in Swaziland the one and only movie theater, eating good meals and having fun. Liz is joining me and making a chocolate cake. She is outstanding. To bad we are just friends. On Sunday, I am attending the Reed Dance where 80,000 maidens parade before the King in traditional African clothing (which is topless).

IT will be my last free weekend for awhile.

SSCS is now above and beyond just Sabelo & I and we have some great partners that are working hard.

It is really going to be a big success.


  1. Hello!

    You have a very nice blog, and it is really cool to be able to read it. The stuff you do as a PCV is amazing, hope you are having a great time!

    My name is Rajko and I am from Montenegro, small country in southeastern Europe. I was wondering if it's possible for you to help me with my project. I am trying to collect postcards from every country in the world, and I still miss Swaziland in my collection. So far, I've managed to collect postcards from almost 200 countries, and having postcard sent from Swaziland would make my day, and I would be forever grateful to you! Of course, I can send you back anything you would like to receive from my country, just let me know what. I also have my postcard blog, where I show my collection day by day, you are very welcome to visit it:

    Thanks a lot for your help in advance! Here is my email:

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully,

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, your sister