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.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Social Center Part 13 (Week 6)

Ok, so for 4 wks we made great progress as we waited for the Town Council to approve and purchase the doors & windows.

And week 5 (last week, Thanksgiving week, see Other Stuff than Social Center post) I shut done work on the Center. To save money on salaries since there was very little to do and since Masinga basically likes to work getting a lot of stuff done in one day, instead of bits and pieces. And there are lots of bits & pieces to do but nothing major.

So Monday morning of Week 6 is coming tomorrow, I am going into the office and we are supposed to be able to get the Town Council's money for their part of the project. It has all been approved and should be ready to go. We will see.

And the first serious negative issue regarding the Social Center, someone cut through the fence and stole a few pieces of the electrical from the circuit breaker box. No damage (other than fence) just a thief doing his thing. It was easy since there were no doors or windows. Sucks but when it was reported it my have had an unexpected benefit of hurrying the town council to work everything out quicker. Its Sunday night and we will see what the next week brings.

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