finally-- after months of waiting, i received the email for my invitation to south africa!! my job title is primary teacher training resource volunteer. the program that i am involved in is called the school & community resource project. basically i will be assisting teachers in math, science & english by suggesting different techniques & innovative ways of teaching strategies. i will also help support government & non-government organizations to promote HIV/AIDS awareness & education. another aspect of my position is to integrate families within the community and strengthen the bond between them & the school.
i leave july 16 for staging--which is basically a 3-day orientation. i then fly to s. africa july 19 to a community i will live in for 3 months to grow accustomed to my new environment. i will learn new languages, meet other peace corps volunteers (pcv's), receive intense training on my new position and begin adjusting to a whole new way of life. my actual start date of my program is september 13, 2007 and goes through september 13, 2009.
i don't know the exact location of where i will be in s. africa--as i still need to call the pc headquarters and accept the position (which i will do first thing monday morning!!)