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, February 3, 2012

Social Center Part 30 (1 Room 100%)

So back on October 24th, 2011. We started installing windows, then the door, then the glass of the window, then we painted and let the tenant Mazinga move in, later came back installed the electrical, in Dec we installed the burglar door, and then took a Christmas break. In late January 2012, we kicked Mazinga out, temporarily, to install the ceilings and then the floors (plus, lots of paint touch ups). He was out of his place for about a week.

Well, on Thursday, February 2nd. Mazinga moved back into his room now 100% complete room. That is 101 days from start to finish. Granted a good 60 of those days he was in the room without ceilings & flooring.

So a very rewarding day and basically marks the moment that each day the Social Center comes to being totally 100%.

It sure has been a great ride.

Notice the electrical outlet, windows with burglar bars, curtain holders, painted walls, white ceilings and ceramic tiles that should last a very long time. It has it all including furniture. (Although the building has yet to have the electrical connection from the power line to the building installed so he outlet doesn't have any power.)

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