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.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Last Project Part 4 (Complete onto the next part)

 So the first & most important of my last project is done.  The septic tank's cover is completely finished but still drying.  So now next up, later this week, is the certifying that the plumbing all works
Septic Tank Covered & Done

Still needs the insides cut out

With Cover        
 So up next on the fix it list is plastering the kitchen.  So these Social Centers I have been fixing up are often called Soup Kitchens because previous to the economic downturn they actually were used to feed the community.  But now they are just used to feed the pre-school students when there is food.  The World Food Program & local fruit & vegetable place regularly donate but it isn't on the scale they used to be  previous to my coming to Swaziland.  Basically, these kitchens are just pots in a room.  

Towards the bottom left of the above photo you can see a built in pot with is lid.  The fire is underneath on the outside.  They cook up the food in these. 

Here is the interior of the kitchen area now plastered but not smoothed over nor completely finished.  Also you will notice missing roof sections, we are fixing that also.

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