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, October 28, 2011

Social Center Part 7 (The Soup Kitchen)

So one of the many functions of this Social Center is that it has a kitchen that is used to cook food by the volunteers of the Center for the children or rarely more than the students of the pre-school.

The food which used to be supplied by the World Food Program, they stopped just as I had arrived here over a yr ago, is now based of donations or any income generated by the Social Center. So the Center by renting out the finished spare room to Mr. Mazinga is now generating income for the food for the children as well as security for the building.

The Ward 4 Social Center is also known as the Soup Kitchen.

And the interior of the kitchen is now painted still lacking doors & windows but other than that it is basically complete.

Left is the Kitchen before (notice the burnt walls from cooking) and on the right now painted black to to help cover the burn (assuming the paint doesn't peel by the heat, stay tuned for that one)plus a light brown/cream for the walls.

And the now complete spare room except for electrical outlets, which are on the schedule for next week. Mazinga is moving in today. Still working as a store room until rest of the building is completed. And he suggested a deal we just keep part of the payment as his rent for the next 4 months. Which means part the money donated is literally feeding kids.


  1. How fun to watch the progress ... what a fine project ... what a gift to the community.

  2. It is great to see the progress - how fast things are moving now. Good you have things scheduled to dove-tail into each other. :)