Showing posts from September, 2016

Wrapping up my service?! + Grassroot Soccer

I have approximately 6 months left of service. I honestly can’t believe it.
Those six months are split between 2016 and 2017; What's left of September – December of this year, and January – March of next year (duh). However, a new group of volunteers arrive in South Africa in January and I may be spending much of those last three months training the newbies. The time spent at my org will probably be “housekeeping” so to speak: organizing files, creating documents and forms, preparing material for the next volunteer – essentially making sure everything is in order. Therefore, I basically only have three more months to start projects and run programs in the community.
Like all Peace Corps volunteers, I arrived at my site with so many grand ideas and lofty goals. Now is the time to admit that I won’t finish all my intended projects. I must pick a few key things I want to complete before I leave and retire the rest as pipe dreams.
Here’s what I want to accomplish before I offic…

Crèche Olympics

Sup homefries!

In June (right before my computer broke and wouldn't allow me to import photos) I was invited to the Crèche Olympics.

I don't know how or why this event took place, but I think we are all better off because of it.

The Olympics were in Pankop, two villages over from my own, and included events like sack races, tire races, and balancing-an-egg-on-a-spoon races. Think summer picnic games.. but cuter.

I couldn't let this event go undocumented, so here are some pictures. Brace yourself for cuteness overload.

P.S. Soon(ish) I am going to put together another Month In My Life video and will include some clips from this event :) Stay tuned.

Morgan and the crechers