Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Today, Cassie and I did an intensive garden training at our local hospital for 20 people, in 2 different languages. Within 6 hours, we trained people new garden digging techniques, seed spacing, tree outplanting, compost, and planting trees for a live fence. We were so surprisingly (and shockingly) efficient and effective with our training, we performed this program more quickly and efficiently than when Peace Corps was training us volunteers…
More importantly, we’ve now enabled all local health facilities to provide vegetables and vitamin rich trees for their communities and well as enabled them to be teachers themselves. Not bad for a day’s work, huh?
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
For our 4th of July celebration, all the PCVs met in Kedougou, the most SE point, yet the most beautiful spot in all of Senegal. I spent a couple days exploring the area and visiting some PCVs before our outrageously American holiday.
To summarize, I…Biked about 100km, climbed 2 mountains, forged 2 rivers with my bike, saw 1 waterfall, ate avocadoes, learned a little Pulaar language, ran 4km, drank an uncountable amount of beer, and ate an uncountable amount pork. All in just a few days.