Saturday, February 5, 2011

First Visit to Rusizi

In other news, I visited Rusizi last week for the first time. It was great! I was able to spend some time with the new Country Director (CD) of Rwanda (she started last last year, but I never really got to know her until this last week) and learn more about my PCVL position. She pretty much told me what the APCD told me at the COS conference in January. The only really new addition to my list of duties is to have a project in the community. I have no problem with this at all; I'll probably continue to teach English.

The town is pretty cool. It is right on Lake Kivu and right next to the DRC; seriously, I am so close to the Congo that I can see into people's houses! Ha!

I got a tour of Rusizi from Christa and Kate, two volunteers that are stationed in the area. They took me around and showed me all the important places in town. They introduced me to a few of their friends and showed me a couple prospective houses/offices.

Speaking of housing, I still don't know where I am going to live in Rusizi, but I still have time to get that in order. I expect to get most of those specifics out of the way before I leave for the states at the end of March. Speaking of which, I only got a couple of weeks left. See you soon, Chicago!

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