So also on the very busy Friday, my final day working in Nhlangano on any project.
The Welder showed up to fix yet another swing set for yet another Social Center.
The Welder, Jabulane, is someone I will remember for a very long time. Because he is part of one of the moments during my time here that most effected me emotionally. See this post the 8th paragraph. For that moment.
So Jabulane's story is one I am also proud of. He showed up one day at the Ward 4 Center asking if there was any work saying he was a welder. Of course, we had quite a bit. He welded some security bars on some window frames basically for free. So I hired him to fix the Ward 4 swing sets. Fixing one frame & replacing 6 individual swings. Then he created the excellent metal kitchen windows. Plus, got the job welding the burglar doors which he created & sold to us. Then later welded together Titi's Social Centers (Ward 5) swing sets. Fixing 2 frames, reattaching 3 swings, creating one missing one.
And now here at Ward 2, 10 months later after walking up, he is fixing 3 frames & reattaching 6 swings. Plus, the dodging of the electrical inspector who happened to see the electrical cord running to the Center (it doesn't have power, something beyond my control or ability to finish), who wanted to charge us E2000 for illegal use of electricity. But he talked them out of the fine since it was just a one day project & it was obvious it was just work not lighting the building up.
|One Frame Done!|
|Two Frames Done!!|
|Three Frames Done!!!|
|But they still need some cement before use, we ran out of that today also.|
And so with my work in Nhlangano now done, I begin the packing, cleaning, selling, trashing, giving away and leaving my apartment (Flat) that I have lived in for two years up to whoever is next. (Not a Peace Corps person since they are not replacing me at AMICAALL or my site)