This past Friday we officially went from trainees to volunteers. It has been a whirlwind week of filling out paperwork, shopping for household items (really exhausting when you have to bargain for a decent price on almost anything) and socializing with each other before we head off to our respective villages. At some point today we (along with all our junk!) will return to Bwiam and set up our little house. We should have internet access somewhere in town once we get settled in there, so you should all being hearing from us soon!
Also, I'd like to share a quote from the toilet brush & holder set our friend Keith purchased yesterday at a store down the street (we agree with him that your pit latrine can never be too clean): (picture this in a beautiful script beside a big flower) "plastics companion you are living every a day"
Thank you China, for sending your weirdest and most cheaply made products to Africa.
Also, happy belated Mother's Day to all!
|Celebrating after our swearing-in ceremony (picture thanks to the lovely Sarah Stever)|