One of the most common ways that Lesotho PCVs get around the country is by (sorry, Mom) hitchhiking. Hitches are generally cheaper, faster, and more comfortable than public taxis. While Peace Corps staff doesn’t explicitly condone hitching, they understand why we do it, and it isn’t forbidden either. Everyone creates their own personal rules for … More Hitching
Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend MOYOLO (Metolong Youth Optimizing Leadership Opportunities) Camp! This was my friend Katie’s project, which she has been working through ups and downs to make a reality for months. It was incredible to participate in such a successful event hosted by a fellow PCV! MOYOLO was done in partnership with … More MOYOLO
Every May, primary school learners across Lesotho compete in sports tournaments. My kids have been practicing after school for weeks! The boys play football and the girls play netball (although this year, our school held mixed-gender practices so every learner could try both sports). Finally, we had a sports competition with the 4 schools closest … More Netball
This month, my site got some snow! It was beautiful, and I was especially happy because during last year’s biggest storm, I was actually trapped in the lowlands. Finally I got to see my little village completely covered in white! I was also freezing, but that’s why I’m going on a beach vacation next week. Here … More Lehloa hape!
Last week, a project that I’ve been working on for around 6 months finally came to fruition – along with another PCV, I organized and led a 3 day HIV training for over 30 participants! This all started when I attended HIV Bootcamp in Zambia. There, along with staff and volunteers from 12 Sub-Saharan African … More HIV In-Service Training
I’m currently wrapping up a big training that I co-led with some other PCVs. More on that later. In the meantime… enjoy some photos of the last few wonderful months! Thaba Tseka town remains gorgeous! These flowers are actually weeds, and they’re not good for crops, but they’re also beautiful. I fit in some time … More Lipics
“Ikhaheng Basali,” the name of the community women’s group that I work with, translates to “wives building themselves up” or “women strengthening themselves.” Lately, that strengthening has been literal – we’re talking about food! Long time readers (hi Mom) might remember that this women’s group was born after a workshop last year, where my counterpart … More Ikhaheng Basali