Thursday, February 12, 2009

At site for a month now

So I've been at site for a month now and I bet that since I have not posted a blog post in say 3 months, people back home are wondering what its like for me so here goes.

Currently, I am serving in Central Province in small town. I am teaching basic computer skills to community members. I am teaching M.S. Office - Word, Excel, PPT, Access -typing skills, how to use a computer, the basics of a computer, the Internet, and e-mail.

This is a sample day in my current life as a Peace Corps Volunteer:
I woke up at 6 am to have breakfast and leave my house by 7am. I walk to work and arrive at the National Irrigation Board compound before 8. I then prepare my lesson for the day. I teach from about 9am until I am finished lecturing on the topic for the day. After that, I let the students practice on the computers we have available.
Somewhere in between 11am and 12 noon I walk to eat lunch. Lunch is about a 15-20 minute walk and is usually comprised of beans, cabbage, some potato and meat pieces, and a side of chapati (it's like a tortilla, but better - look it up on Wikipedia), and a soda.
After lunch, I return to the office and teach once again at 2pm. The same lesson is given to a different group of students. Then I study Kiswahili and at 5pm my tutor comes to work with me until 6pm. Around 6pm, after the language lesson, I walk home and rest for the next day.

As it stands now, I have bought a bike but have been unsuccessful in my learning to ride as the road to/from work and town (in opposite directions) is composed of rocks and dirt which is not conducive to my learning to ride a bike. Plus the road is very very busy most of the time.

6 comments:

  1. What the heck is with the pink bro? Don't be talkin' 'bout my "lameness" on Facebook if you're going to splash pink all over the internet. :) Sounds like you're keeping yourself busy. Don't give up on the bike!
    Superman

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  2. Glad to see you're finally online with the rest of us! Welcome!

    Harmony :-)

    www.kenyarising.com <<<--gratuitous plug

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  3. Oh noes! Its pink?!?!?!?!?!
    Go figure... I should have used a computer monitor that actually displayed color correctly before selecting this "theme".
    Mistake easily corrected, Sorry to Danielle. And Superman still deserves the diss for the questionnaires!

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  4. Hey! Good to hear you're settled and doing well. Don't hurt yourself on the bike, but you know, if you learn to ride it, you can likely sleep in longer... ;)

    -jake

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