In theory, I will move into my house on Friday. Or perhaps on Monday. Or perhaps later. In the meantime I’m still in Mtwara town, at the beach house.
The TZ21 project has an office here in Mtwara, and I’ve been coming in every weekday to do whatever sort of work I can find. The big thing I’ve been working on is data entry – folks are going out and inspecting all of the schools to see if they’re ready to receive the equipment that’s been delayed, and those folks are filling out these big inspection forms, and the forms then need to be typed into a giant spreadsheet. There are over a thousand schools involved, so I’ve been doing a lot of that. Making good progress, and planning what to do next.
The place I’m staying continues to be beautiful. I’ve met a few really nice other volunteers who are stationed down here (two English volunteers with VSO and one Japanese volunteer with JICA), and a couple of nice European doctors who have settled here permanently in order toa help people.
Aside from that, I’ve been reading good books, exploring the area, enjoying the beach, and making grad school plans.