Today marks 2 months I’ve been in Namibia. Tomorrow, I will officially swear in as a US Peace Corps Volunteer.
The last week has been jammed packed with meetings and presentations and special events to wrap up our stay in Okahandja.
Last Saturday, our group hosted a special American Culture and Host Family Appreciation Event.
Each volunteer split into groups based on the region of the States they lived in, and prepared favorite foods from the region
My group, the Southern group, made BBQ and sweet tea.
My host family attended the event as well. Each family was presented with a certificate of appreciation for hosting volunteers. My host siblings had a great time. They told me I looked like I was getting engaged. (We’ll talk about cultural norms in another post.)
On Monday, I was elected as one of VAC (Volunteer Advisory Committee) representatives for Group 43. As a VAC representative, I will serve as a liaison between Peace Corps Volunteers in Namibia and the Country Director as well as PC Namibia staff. I’ll also be able to voice interests and concerns among PCVs. I’m more excited to be able to be on the committee with Mandeep. He’s a CED (Community Economic Development) Volunteer. I’ve also been able to spend a lot of time with him during PST because we are in the same language group and we’ll also be living in the same region.
Yesterday, we finally met our supervisors and/or counterparts for our permanent sites. I will actually be living and working with my supervisor in Ondobe. She offered a lot of insight for my primary and secondary projects once I get to site.
Plus a bonus: I’ll have Wifi!!
Today, I’m picking up my outfit for swearing-in and packing, again.
Can’t wait to post pictures. Ya’ll will love it.