I guess the internet crashed when I posted this. Glad I’m cleaning up the blog before I go back to slow internet…
|Trainees eagerly awaiting announcements|
We have come to the end of training. This is an interesting concept because it means I’ve been in town for over a month and that it is nearly time for me to go home to the holidays. That is a very weird idea. But today was the day we found out where all the trainees will spend the next two years.
|Trainees learn about their new sites|
We the current volunteers were taking bets on things like who already “knew” their site and was correct or incorrect, who would cry and who would be overly excited. Really, what I wanted to see was who is replacing Jason and I. I am being replaced by a woman named Katelyn. I have faith that she will do well there. She is a different kind of person than me which is exactly what that community needs given their tendency to compare people. I also maxed out what I could do so a new approach and new ideas will be a big step in the right direction. Jason is being replaced by another woman. Just to make things as confusing as possible, her name is Kathrine but she goes by Kat. She will be very good for Melsisi. She prefers younger kids, but there are opportunities for her in the primary school or in the community itself and she is a bit older than the usual fresh-out-of-college which I think will help her cope with the isolation of Melsisi.
|The training manager gives a smol toktok afterwards.|
Most of the health sites from my group got replacements. The trainees who are 2nd volunteers in their sites are eager to get on facebook and start finding out all the dirt. It is amazing how much more connected we are through facebook than ever before.