Ok, so they’re out of order and I can’t figure out how to fix it, but here are the rest of the work-related photos I wanted to share. Some good stuff here. Lets hope the next two years are full of good days like these!
Back at the PHC workshop. Lots of amazing people to work with in this village. In the middle there is Chief Joe, the most recent chairman of the Council of Chiefs of our village. The chairman changes to a new chief every two years. The chairman is in charge of sharing information and helping organize community gatherings/events.
My favorite picture from Easter weekend! As they worked in groups on their health activity, I told them to make sure everyone contributes, because everyone of every age as knowledge to share. In this picture you can see a whole group
listening to the young girl on the left. 🙂 ❤
Corey, now our closest fellow volunteer, doing our last minute Easter Weekend Health Awareness together. (I haven’t mentioned it yet, but our nearest volunteer, Abby, went home last month. We miss her but are glad to see her doing so well back home!)
Thus far, my public question box and answer board are definitely the most popular thing I’ve done so far with the Peace Corps staff. Anyone can place an anonymous question or comment in the box, and I update the answer board about every three days. It’s located right behind our house on the main road.
Over Easter Weekend, youth from all over Erromango came to our village to participate in a 3 day program of singing, dancing, and all kinds of festivities (including the burning of a cross, which to them is a holy moment, not a racist or blasphemous one). Since a fellow health volunteer, Corey, came to visit for the festivities, and we had so many youth in one place, they asked us to do an hour long health awareness. With a day in advance to prepare, we through something together that seemed to go over more or less well with the 100+ people of all ages that showed up.
Sometimes I get help answering questions. This is a particularly fun example of the answer board. For those of you than can read Bislama (or at least manage to glean some meaning out of it), not all of them are this diverse and interesting–but this was definitely one worth remembering.
Post-its with questions.
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