I officially turned 23 in Botswana this week! One birthday down, two to go in Botswana! I was pleasantly surprised by how wonderful my birthday turned out to be. Before I explain birthday festivities, I wanted to update everyone on a few more things.
I found out that I will be shadowing a volunteer named Amelia in Shoshong. Shoshong is a small village outside of Mahalape (a little north of the capital, Gaborone). She is also a community capacity builder so I will have the chance to tag along with her in the clinics. I am conducting a youth focus group while I am there to practice techniques to gather information about needs of the local community for when I go out to my own site. I met Amelia when I first arrived in Botswana (almost a month ago!) and she seems really great. She is fluent in setswana and I am hoping to learn a lot from her while I am there!
|map of where I will be going for shadowing|
|look where shoshong is :-D|
|Jim, Dominique, Zeeman (my language teacher), Me & Mary|
|look at the cute card dominque made!|
|Dom & the card she made (see above)|
|TJ & the chocolate/cake that I already ate before the picture|
|Birthday drinks with some friends !:-D|
|Janina & the card she made :D|
|the card everyone signed.|
|Jvani and the chocolate she supplied me with!|
|Mary & the cookies she got me!|