Thursday, August 7, 2008

post and stuff

so things are going really well, i got my post and a very brief job description. i will be working in a city on one of the two main highways(very close to the togo border), in the region called the collines. the collines are a considered the middle of the country and they are semi mountainous. i will be working through the mayor's office, its a brand new post so i get to make of it what i want, a lot of the times volenteers are replacing others who have already started projects in the area. i am really excited about both the post and job, but i don't know too much more than what i have said, i do know that i will probabley have electricity and running water (except 3 months out of the year durring the dry season), so that will be pretty nice. There is a health volunteer that is posted in the same city and many more that are close by so that will be pretty nice.

besides the post anouncements i went on a technical vist last week for 5 days, me and two other SED volunteers stayed with a volunteer in the south west of the country. It was really great i got to see how a volunteer lives and also got to help with formation sesion which is what i will most likely be doing while at my post.

i went to a funeral for my dads uncle this past weekend after returning from the tech visit. it was very interesting, much different from a funeral in the states. there is a lot of eating a lot of drinking loud music and everbody is having a good time. it was just one of a million new things i get see and experiance every day.

i will try to get some pictures up on the blog but right now the internet that i have access to is slow and costs a good bit of money so i really don't have a lot of time to put them up but i think that when i get to post i will have a better situation, we'll see.

well thats about it for now, i can't wait for september 5th, its my swearn in date. after that i get to move to my post and will have a lot of fun things to share.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great to see your update! Looking forward to more when you get to your post.
M&D

Dwight said...

sounds awesome buddy! best of luck, I look forward to reading more about your adventures!

jessicaesch said...

Love reading whats going on!!! Hope your doing GREAT! be safe :)

Anonymous said...

awesome good lck!

Anonymous said...

Well it's about time you update this!! Let us know how you are doing and what you are up to...
M&D