Category Archives: Service – Year 1

Posts made during the first year of service

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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Thanks for the Care Packages

Our mail comes to Private Bag 001, Mochudi, Botswana.  This is the address for the District Administration (DA) Offices.  When mail arrives it is picked up at the Post Office by an employee from the Registry office in the DA who … Continue reading

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Africa Time

We call it “Africa time. “  It is a term used to describe the more relaxed or casual attitude toward time here in Botswana.  If you have an appointment for a meeting at 2 pm, there is a chance the … Continue reading

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Death in Botswana

Everybody dies.  This is a universal fact.  Also true everywhere is the fact that after death something has to be done with the remains.  Usually the passing of a person is marked with some type of ceremony.  In the USA … Continue reading

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The Litter in Botswana

Trash is everywhere here.  People throw it down without the least bit of embarrassment — on the streets, on the sidewalks, along the rocky paths, it is found in fields and stuffed in every crack and crevice. When we first … Continue reading

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Umbrellas and China Shops

Umbrellas in Botswana, just like Peace Corps Volunteers, have primary and secondary projects. Back home, if I see someone at the mall looking through the umbrella rack, I know they are thinking about rain.  Here in Botswana, protection from rain … Continue reading

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Some things I never expected to be doing

When we were applying to join the Peace Corps we had an idea of what we would be doing.  Lately, however, I find myself being asked to do things I never would have expected.  For example… Making a Movie Not … Continue reading

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Changing Hemispheres

In joining the Peace Corps and coming to Botswana we have moved from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere and from the Western to the Eastern Hemisphere. Continue reading

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