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, July 5, 2012

Art Classes & Painting Part 5 (Prep)

So today was all preparation.

The to dos: (some completed,some not)

Arrival of paint (Done)

Organize cleaners for tomorrow (Working on it, mostly done)

Begin cleaning building (Started)

Inspect building (DONE)

Make more to do list for tomorrow (Done with more to go)

So I am now at the point where its lots of small things to be done.I have asked the local paint specialist from Dulux Paint, who mixes & sells paint for a living to come talk on Sunday, He gave me a surprise call offering to donate supplies (paint). WOW,yesterday's deal was with another company. Now walk a thin line on that one. I still need a few cans of paint for the artists. So at least it won't be duplicated.

So below are more pictures of the building. It is just dirty. The electrical holes will be filled before painting, every room has them half finished. But other then a massive clean job there is not much else to do to the structure.Although, the buildings septic tank has yet to be finished so the bathrooms don't work even though they are completely finished. As well as the kitchen is still unfinished. But those aren't part of this project. Painting & more painting & more painting will feel my next few days, most likely even after this weekend.

And even though Swaziland doesn't have national elections for its main leader, the King is an inherited position, there are local elections for the Town Council, Members of Parliament & the Monday after we paint this Center will be a voting registration site. So the building should look dramatically different when the voters show up, totally lucky timing.

If for some reason you are reading this from Part 1 instead of as I have posted them I suggest you skip to Part 6 which is actually July 11th, then read backwards as that is actually how its designed to read

1 comment:

  1. Maybe the voters will elect people who will consider pledging funds to complete the work on the Center [septic tank, kitchen, etc.] so that this will inspire them to work on the other centers too. Happy painting - let your artistic talent blossom also with the kids.