Linda, another “seasoned” PCV from California in Group 45, recently posted this on her blog. It helps explain why the Peace Corps is here in Namibia, a country with a lot going for it but still needing help.
When I recently lamented my neglect of this blog, a friend said: “Live your life now – write about it later…”
But I couldn’t go any longer without telling you about one of my many activities.
The country recently celebrated The Day of the Namibian Child (think of it as a kids’ version of Mother’s and Father’s Days) and the national Readathon. I was invited to read to the collected learners at Arandis Primary School in a colorful and joyous assembly.
The learners proudly sing their school anthem.
That event led to my starting an after-school Reading Club where we are able to read aloud each day for 45 minutes and then discuss life in general for about 15-30 minutes. They are so curious and ask great questions!