Monthly Recap: August 2014

AUGUST::

August started off celebrating a Muslim holiday with Delia’s family. I was invited to their house, where they made a delicious meal filled with meat (something I rarely get). I headed into the capital to meet up with other G10 volunteers for our In-Service Conference. It was the first time we were together as a group since swearing in, so it was nice to catch up. Delia’s students made a documentary about key locations around our town. I was lucky enough to follow the students from the beginning of town to the end and witness their hilarious yet too cute, interviews.

Monthly Recap: July 2014

JULY::

Excitement picked up in July! Hannah, one of my sitemates students, invited us to her house for her birthday. Her and her brother, Abraham, showed off some amazing dance skills. I took a trip into Adama, my hub city, and explored a little. We walked up to the top of the Oromia monument and had quite the run in with the Ethiopian military 😉 My work also threw me an amazing 4th of July part in true Ethiopian fashion with popcorn and coffee.

Monthly Recap: June

JUNE::

June was spent settling into work and my house. My sitemate assisted me around town to buy things I needed to make my concrete room a home. I spent most my time at work getting to know my coworkers, the health system in town, and working on my language skills.

Monthly Recap: March 2014

MARCH::

March consisted of getting to know my host family, beginning language lessons, and site announcement/site visit.