This Tuesday April 14th I will have been officially gone from the USA for 6 months! That only means 20 more to go! Sometimes I feel like I have been gone forever, but for the most part it has flown by. I went from training for 2 months to being at site for 3 months then more training for a month. I am finally going to have time to stand still. There is no more training until mid-service *my 1 year* I have no trips planned besides visiting a few friends. I plan to stay at site and chill for a while, I also have no motivation to be out during the hot part of the day, which is anytime the sun is up!!
Now the in-service training is over I’m free to work. The hard part is deciding what to do first. I learned so many different skills, I don’t know what will be best for me to start first. I want to start small because my language still isn’t all that wonderful. I also want to do something that will be positive so the villagers can see the outcome of my work.
Right now every Tuesday PLAN Burkina comes to my village to do health talks. The guy who does them told me I can go along with him and once I get comfortable I could even help. It’s nice to have something all ready in place. You might be asking what is PLAN Burkina?
PLAN is a child-centered development and humanitarian organization. It’s vision is that of a world where children fulfill their potential in communities that are respectful of individual rights and dignity.
PLAN Burkina started in 1976. It came to my providence in 1989. There are 7 Providences throughout Burkina with a case load of 40,000 children. There are different areas of PLAN Burkina from Education, Health, Sanitation and Right of the Child.
For more Information on PLAN visit Plan-international.org
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