Tuesday, June 3, 2008

22 NEW FRIENDS- June 3rd

We have just finished our 2 days of "staging/orientation" in Philadelphia. Here, I have met the 22 other volunteers who are on my team and will be serving the 27 months with me in Lesotho. They are a vital, vibrant, thoughtful, bright group of mostly 20 somethings. There are four of us in the 40-60yo age range. It will be so fun to get to know these people better over the next months of training.
We climb onto the plane tomorrow (June 4th) and look forward to a nearly 18 hr flight. We arrive at our training center on June 6th and begin the long and busy days of language and cultural training.
A current volunteer in Lesotho has written a very thorough and descriptive article on life in Lesoto as a volunteer. So, rather than repeating that which has already been said, I will refer you to her article. http://www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/article.php?article=8019
The Obama speech tonight was thrilling. It is an auspicious send-off.