Peace Corps or Bust...

Steve Bennett's Peace Corps ramblings and such.Follow his facinating and fun filled journey through the Peace Corps!!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

join the group

Yo people,
Sorry I havent posted this alerady but join my yahoo group for updates etc.
I have been posting there instead of here as it it much easier

join the group

Yo people,
Sorry I havent posted this alerady but join my yahoo group for updates etc.
I have been posting there instead of here as it it much easier

Monday, September 19, 2005

Settling In

Howdy Folks,
Hope things are going well on the mainland. Things are finally beginning to settle down here a bit and sometimes the place is actually beginning to feel a bit like home. Im making friends slowly by slowly. I also have been reading ALOT. I will begin posting a list of books that I have read sometime soon. The next goal I have is working on getting some actual furniture in my house. As of now, I have one stool, a bed and a hammock....yeah....its a palace. I figure a couple good chairs and two small book shelf type things should do me. I need to the bookshelves so I can stop stacking everything on the floor where they invariably get wet (did I mention the constant rain and hail here?).
So here is what I am working on for WORK. My main project is helping to oversee a abstinance program in elementary schools with PSI. So I think I can swing it so that I am only working on that a couple of hours a day. Also, I have hooked up with a student from Berkely and am going to assist him with some research he is doing on sex workers here in Busia. He is only going to be here for a month so I may be very helpful in him being able to carry out some programs after he leaves. I'm hoping that after a while something good will come out of this colaboration and I can begin to focus most of my energy on that, but we will see.
As for a social life...I pretty much hang out with some of the people in my complex and also other relief/aid workers in Busia...they include ICS (International children services) and MSF(doctors without borders). Busia is a pretty lively town so it keeps you going.
I should be taking a trip into Nairobi sometime in early October so when I get there I can download pictures!!!!

Settling In

Howdy Folks,
Hope things are going well on the mainland. Things are finally beginning to settle down here a bit and sometimes the place is actually beginning to feel a bit like home. Im making friends slowly by slowly. I also have been reading ALOT. I will begin posting a list of books that I have read sometime soon. The next goal I have is working on getting some actual furniture in my house. As of now, I have one stool, a bed and a hammock....yeah....its a palace. I figure a couple good chairs and two small book shelf type things should do me. I need to the bookshelves so I can stop stacking everything on the floor where they invariably get wet (did I mention the constant rain and hail here?).
So here is what I am working on for WORK. My main project is helping to oversee a abstinance program in elementary schools with PSI. So I think I can swing it so that I am only working on that a couple of hours a day. Also, I have hooked up with a student from Berkely and am going to assist him with some research he is doing on sex workers here in Busia. He is only going to be here for a month so I may be very helpful in him being able to carry out tsome programs after he leaves. I'm hoping that after a while something good will come out of this colaboration and I can begin to focus most of my energy on that, but we will see.
As for a social life...I pretty much hang out with some of the people in my complex and also other relief/aid workers in Busia...they include ICS (International children services) and MSF(doctors without borders). Busia is a pretty lively town so it keeps you going.
I should be taking a trip into Nairobi sometime in early October so when I get there I can download pictures!!!!

Settling In

Howdy Folks,
Hope things are going well on the mainland. Things are finally beginning to settle down here a bit and sometimes the place is actually beginning to feel a bit like home. Im making friends slowly by slowly. I also have been reading ALOT. I will begin posting a list of books that I have read sometime soon. The next goal I have is working on getting some actual furniture in my house. As of now, I have one stool, a bed and a hammock....yeah....its a palace. I figure a couple good chairs and two small book shelf type things should do me. I need to the bookshelves so I can stop stacking everything on the floor where they invariably get wet (did I mention the constant rain and hail here?).
So here is what I am working on for WORK. My main project is helping to oversee a abstinance program in elementary schools with PSI. So I think I can swing it so that I am only working on that a couple of hours a day. Also, I have hooked up with a student from Berkely and am going to assist him with some research he is doing on sex workers here in Busia. He is only going to be here for a month so I may be very helpful in him being able to carry out tsome programs after he leaves. I'm hoping that after a while something good will come out of this colaboration and I can beging to focus most of my energy on that, but we will see.
As for a social life...I pretty much hang out with some of the people in my complex and also other relief/aid workers in Busia...they include ICS (International children services) and MSF(doctors without borders). Busia is a pretty lively town so it keeps you going.
I should be taking a trip into Nairobi sometime in early October so when I get there I can download pictures!!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Dont Take It For Granted

Just some things to think about....

Dont take these for granted...

1. cheese...I cant stress this enough

2. movies

3. water from the tap

4. sleeping without a mosquito net

5. refrigeration

6. living close to family and friends

7. driving and or American public transport

8. A.C.

9. gossip mags... though this is greatly rectafied by my loving family

10. hamburger meat... or any readily availiable clean meat product


Just a list....some things I dream about on a nightly basis.

y'know.....wishin and hopin

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Busia Posta

Heres where you can send me mail from now on....

Steve Bennett, PCV
BOX 371
Busia, Kenya 50400
 
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