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.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Social Center Part 34 (ALL DONE)

So February 16th is the official ending date for the construction of the Ward 4 AMICAALL/Nhlangano Town Council Social Center.

Back when I was in the movie business projects always came to an end often times I was like great done what is the next job, other times I was sad that the project ended generally cause it was good one with good people. Well, this project has come to an end. And I am mixed, very happy to be done and completed since its been since October & the teachers are ready to move in, so that is the positive but this closes chapter of my life. Its a major accomplishment no doubt & something that is the highlight of my service. So now it is just marking time til I leave. With no more big projects in the works.

And so goes life.

But at least on Monday, I will be back since the Caregivers/Volunteers who benefits the most from the Center will be there to clean the whole place.

But Its done.

So really there is nothing left to do but smile.

And as for the last days activities, they finished tiling the kitchen & small store room. I paid the guy doing the floors, the last of money & expenses. I have one more payment left to make to his assistant that stayed late to help me finish a tile mural that I created for the area in the kitchen that they will be serving food out of.

For this mural, I got for free a bunch of busted tile pieces from the local hardware store, added bunch of our own pieces, painted quite a few Jackson Pollack style and spent the last 2 days putting it together cementing and grouting it and the assistant helped finish it off and make it look great.

But I guess as so goes the timing yesterday I busted my camera that has been with me daily. So I was forced to take the below pictures with my crappy cell phone camera.

So enjoy and thanks to all who have followed this blog, its not quite done yet. Since there are still some more updates to come. But for me all the hard work is DONE!


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  2. Congratulations on the completion of the Ward 4 AMICAALL/Nhlangano Town Council Social Center. Sorry to hear about your camera. I'm sure there are a lot of little projects you can work on between now and August. Well done.