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.

Monday, October 3, 2011

SSCS part 15 (Day One of the tournament of SSCS)

So it has been over a month of great moments, struggles and lots and lots of hard work.

I arrived at the stadium (same place all of the Black Terrors games are played) at 6:30, the first game is at 8:00am and hte entertainment music acts supposed to start around 9:30am.

We are collecting a gate fee and a representative of each team is there to help at the gate. The SRFA lines the field, puts up the net and brought my new good ball I bought in the US for the games. It was all we needed to start.

And unlike many things in Swaziland soccer actually starts on time. And so at 8:00AM SSCS main event began. We were setting up tents, banners, MTN showed up with tables & chairs, the PA system was set up, DJ and entertainment acts performed, AMICAALL talked about HIV.

Unfortunately, PSI didn't show up on to talk about Male circumcision I still haven't heard the official reason why they didn't show.

The first game was exciting at half time it 3-0 and the end it was 3-3 and into penalties where it went to the sixth kick. The next game was Sabelo's team, unfortunately he couldn't play cause of his responsibilities to the event. His team won 2-1. The third game was the Black Terrors vs Amagagasi, last season we beat Amagagsi in a dramatic win ( and lost 0-1 to them. Well, as I stood in the stands as the organizer of the event the team was playing in, I felt very little regret in quitting. The team showed up way after the other team. The other team got a good 30 minutes of warm up, The Terrors allowed a goal in first 2 minutes and I had called it to the people around me. I watched the first half then went a relieved the Terrors fan manning the gate. I just could watch. Everytime people ask me "I tell them the executives got to go and will come back.

The 4th game was a 2-1 win and well played, except for the Terrors all the teams palyed well.

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