|Not all of this is African tunes but most of it is :)|
|Muea teens creating their 'vision board' at the final workshop I facilitated.|
Since I am no longer part of the SDI work force I have to leave the wonderful host family that I have become so close with.
|My beautiful sister Bernadette and her baby Jason.|
|The Teuma Family (less Jose)|
|My papa who has left to visit his children in US.|
In a matter of days I became unemployed and homeless...
Because of my commitment to Omprakash and the grant that they awarded me, I am tied to working with an Omprakash partner until August 5th. Thankfully, there is Green Cameroon in Buea. I met with and spoke to the director of what I can do for them for the next 2 months. They are in the middle of trying to develop and Environmental Education Curriculum so that they can give the packet to local coordinators who are working at primary/secondary schools and brief training so that they are able to teach and continue the class for the entire year without too much outside support. There was also mention of my helping with the coordination/managing of local volunteers and grant research and writing. I will also help with updating/improving their visibility and connectedness to the Omprakash network.
My birthday is coming up (June 27th) and I am trying to plan and epic trip to Adamawa the North and possibly even the Extreme North. I will be traveling alone or with one friend and have connections up there already who will be helping me arrange accommodation and activities. There are several Peace Corps volunteers up there, so as a last resort I can always stay with them.
Below is a map of all 10 regions of Cameroon. I live in the Southwest which is #9. I will be traveling to Adamawa (#1) and the North (#6). I will have to go to Yaounde (#2) to take the train north.
My dear friend and 'sister' Sara has left us this last weekend. We were sad to see her go but celebrated our time together with a dinner and a 'send off' party at our host family's house.
|My first and only little sister!|
|Goodbye SARA dinner party!|
|You can see my fear...|
|Helping the family to prepare fufu for a church event!|
Soon to come in the next post:
-Mbongo Chobi recipe and video
-Elephant Dance/Mali videos and ethnographic field report