I am amazed at how fast time flies! I feel like I have finally adjusted to life in Mochudi! I am finally getting used to taking the combi to work each day, starting to tune out all the cat calls that I still get, have mastered "Dumela" and Im used to my various jobs at work!
I have started teaching my sewing lessons this week and I am so happy with how they are going! There are 12 excited faces each class who are so hungry to learn as much as they can!
I wrote my first proposal to a major bank asking for continued support for our Job Skills program! I am pleased it went well! At the end of March some of the kids in the Income Generating group are putting on a talent show competition, so I am involved with all the prep work for that! It will be lots of work but hopefully go well!
The big project I am working on "Finding the Leader within" is going slow but well. I am working on adding interactive activities for the adolescet component to discuss issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, gender roles, sexuality, HIV/AIDS and communication. I am looking forward to seeing it progress from paper to facilitating sessions while I am still here!
The other day when I was coming back from Gabs for the weekend there was a woman holding 2 chickens in front of me...who was "starting her own business" and also a delusional man who began preaching in Setswana, then switched back and forth to english...it was quite comical and I had to hide behind my book for a while to try to compose myself, since he didnt; stop for 20 mins while the bus was filling up!
I have also been helping staff and kids with computor skills! Wow I really have taken so much for granted here! I found an Amelia Bedelia book and got a few of the girls to practice reading it to me! Now it is our inside joke!! Also, I taught the kids the hand clapping game "Stella Ella Olla"...it took a few tries but now they are all singing along with me as well!!! The kids are great! They are always making me laugh and smile!! I am so happy with my placement!