|My host mother, two brothers, and me at a wedding.|
|With this guy as my brother, how could I possible leave|
Lesotho at the end of my initial service?
For my first two and half years of service, I lived and worked in a small community in rural Botha Bothe, Lesotho. My primary job had me building the capacity of MCCC, a loosely structured support group of volunteers trying to ensure the orphans and vulnerable children in the five surrounding communities are properly cared for. This included working extensively on income generating activities, organizational structure, and activities for the youth. Additionally, I did a number of other activities in the community, including teaching life skills at the local primary school, co-directing GLOW and Grassroot Soccer Camps, helping with a local HIV+ Teen Support Group, helping with the outreach clinic in the village, and similar activities.
Peace Corps Service is said to be 27 months, including the three months of Pre-Service Training. Most of my peers headed home in July 2016, however, I extended my service twice (first in July 2016 and again in August 2017) and am currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader. This has me working at my host organization half of the time and with Peace Corps the other half. I will continue to work in Lesotho until April 2018.
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