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, September 30, 2011

SSCS part 14 (D-Day-1)

So the last day before the big event.

The newspaper ran an add for Wednesday work, my article must not have made the deadline nor the pictures.

So today we walked around town covering the town with flyers of the event. By the way,the town is so small you can walk from one side to the other back to the middle and go from the other side to the other side (ie making cross through town) and do all of that in around an hour.

We have almost everything in place and was a rather calm day compared to the last 2.

So it get to this point we have fought through many roadblocks human, technology and more but now what threatens this event as I write this at the conclusion of the Friday before Saturday, which has a game time start of 8AM.

Is RAIN. It started raining as we were wrapping up the office work. The weather report for tomorrow says drizzle and since in the summer rainy season it mostly rains at night and clears by morning. All should be good for not having to be in the rain all day. But even if it isn't actually raining. The next problem is the field. Since all fields in Swaziland a DIRT with no grass. A rain turns fields into mud and we have 7 games on the same DIRT field. Plus, the don't drain they just collect the water, so standing puddles could be a problem.

What nice easy well organized day to end with rain.

Well, we will see when 8 am roles around if we got 2 teams and a reasonable field, we can play.

But if not CHAOS.

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