Author Archives: Tish

Clothes in Botswana

One of the things I love about Botswana is the way people dress.  I‘d like to say there are no rules here.  You can wear whatever you like.  Actually, there are rules, it’s just you only have to follow them if … Continue reading

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I Went to a Funeral this Morning

I went to a funeral this morning.  It was for a 15 year old boy named Bofelo.  He had attended Mochudi Teen Club in 2010, but hadn’t been coming recently.  I’ve been working with Teen Club since June of 2011 … Continue reading

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My most valued possessions in Botswana

Shoes – I have always been a shoe person.  I would rather have a new pair of shoes than a massage, a night on the town, or a pair of diamond earrings (even the ones that come from the store … Continue reading

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Life Without a Car

One of the rules of the Peace Corps is that volunteers are not allowed to drive a car (except on official leave) during their two years of service.  This rule mainly comes from the mandate that Peace Corps Volunteers live … Continue reading

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Food in Botswana

The most commonly eaten food in Botswana is made from sorghum, a crop that is easily grown here. Sorghum is a grain that is pounded into a fine powdery substance that looks like flour. Water is added to it and it is cooked into porridge. A soft porridge, the consistency of Cream of Wheat is called motogo Continue reading

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New skills I have acquired in Botswana

Well, I’ve been living in Botswana six months now.  As I look back over all that has taken place since April 3rd, I become astounded at the amount of change I have gone through.  It has been challenging and stressful … Continue reading

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I Am Humbled

Friday was an interesting day for me. I am finally starting to build relationships with the kids at Stepping Stones International, the NGO where I am assigned to do capacity building.  Last week I sat in on a workshop with … Continue reading

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The Last Days of PST and Swearing In

Tuesday, June 7, 2011, we were sworn in as Peace Corps Volunteers. We had our final language proficiency interview (LPI) last Friday and Marion and I both scored “novice high”, which means we can say hello, ask basic questions, answer … Continue reading

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