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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Social Center Part 36 (School is Open!!!!!!!!!!!!)

So today, I went to the Center.

And it was the first time the kids where able to use it since construction began back in October. And its official I have turned over my keys to the Center to the Social Center Manager for her to be in control of from now on.


And this is how America, the Peace Corps, its programs & people & its dollars really can make difference in the world.

The garden is a work in progress that is the responsibility of the Caregivers. But today I wacked weeds with a slasher and got couple of blisters as last day of work thank you.

So its all done. Thank you to all who have followed and contributed in some form.

Some time next week just for the heck of it I will post a before & after post to wrap it all up.

Anyway, now its find a job doing maybe something similar but in another part of the world.

The blog will continue but certainly there will be less news to report.

This is the last of line of students entering the School for the first time as it is all finished.

Some students at the school.


  1. Congratulations on a job well done. Three Cheers: Hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray!!!! You have earned a pat on the back and a good rest!

  2. What an amazing journey. I agree with Charlie! A pat on the back and a good rest.