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, October 19, 2011

Social Center Part 3 (Day #2 Secured)

This first door.

The first complete window

So the first major step in finishing the Social Center has been meet in only 2 days.

And that step is having a secure room at the Social Center. Since the building had no doors or windows. It was impossible to store anything on the site (or for the teachers). So now two windows with glass with burglar bars (by the way Burlgar bars are standard on most every house, over here) and door with a lock have been installed. Making the room secure. So no longer have do we have to store tools, supplies of site. Making life a lot easier and should speed up the morning since we wouldn't have to wait for tools to arrive. They will already be there.

Lots of people are stopping by to see the activity and the answer is pretty unanimous that is it about time that some work began on this White Elephant.

So it seems the neighborhood is appreciative already.


  1. Wow, good progress ... small steps, big results ... lasting good!

  2. As Jackie Gleason used to say "And away we go!" Glad to see work starting. I'm sure the people in town happy too. Great.