July 18th, 2013
|sunset view from the rock rooftop|
|the outdoor toilet/shower|
|Bushfire Stage by Day|
|bring your fire!|
|The Mighty Fine G9!!!|
|One of my GLOW girls Landiwe making her |
screenprint on her t-shirt.
Day Four was all about getting out and about. We took a walk to a beautiful private farm nearby and held sessions on volunteerism, leadership, and team building. I taught about leadership in an orange grove, and then we ate lunch by a lily-pad pond. Beautiful day! Day Five was all about learning more about the resources around Swaziland that can help empower women. We had a career fair, a male and female panel made up of successful men and women from Swaziland, and national organizations supporting women’s right were there to talk with girls about how they are there to help empower young women.
|Hurray for GLOW!!|
|The Malindza/Mpaka crew!|
Us PCVs needed to do a debrief after camp so we stayed an extra night after sending the girls and counselors on their way. We stayed at the private farm we walked to earlier that week. After reviewing the week and making suggestions for next year, we celebrated our huge success with Mexican food, cocktails, and another dance party. Sadly it was all over by 8:30pm and we were in bed by 9pm all super exhausted from the week. It was nice to sleep in a normal bed again. We PCV took the brunt of the sleeping accommodations at the school and stayed in the preschool dorms, with preschool sized beds, preschool sized toilets, and low level sinks.
|The PCV GLOW executive council!|
|Pool along the hike|
|The very clear spring water|
We headed to the village after the hike and watched them sheer the angora goats. This wool gets exported out everywhere and ironically gets sold back to the shepherds in the form of blankets. Then we visited with one of the women in the village and she made us some bread. They use cow dung as a fire source and cook inside their stone and cow dung huts. The huts have no windows to try and preserve the heat during the winter. The lady we visited runs the village pub. She sells homebrewed maize/sorghum beer and bread and plays a radio that is powered by a solar panel.
|PCV girls: Emma, Me, Mia, Kelly|
|The Library Before|