Sunday, July 10, 2011

Books, Mrs. Obama and World Map!

Lots and lots of books from the Botswana Book Project.

So many books to sort and pack up for different schools. Some people here taking a break to look through some books.

Peace Corps Botswana and Michelle Obama!

Trying to start our world map.

Ocean's finished! Now the kids just need to draw all the countries...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My birthday and welcome back to Botswana

My delicious birthday cake and tea!

My welcome home! My neighbors kid, dressing up like a mother with a stuffed animal on his back instead of a baby.

And then my playing mother. I wonder who was more scared, me or the baby?

South African soccer

Cape Town's World Cup stadium, we went to see a "football" match there.

If the team had won, they would have won the league! Alas, they just tied. It was still great to be at a big sports event!

Joel and I at the game.

A view of the coast on our drive from Cape Town.

Robben Island, Cape Town

View of Table Mountain from Robben Island

Our tour guide, a former political prisoner, telling us about sleeping on these mats at night.

Robben Island Prison.

Nelson Mandela's cell, where he spent 18 of his 27 years in prison.

Hiking Table Mountain in Cape Town

The view from the top of Table Mountain!

Taking in the sunset while sipping on a cocktail at the end of a long day of hiking. Heavenly, right?

Me at the top!

This peak is called Lion's Head. Apparently you can hike it at night when there is a full moon. Seems dangerous.

At the top of Table Mountain with the city below me

Saturday, March 26, 2011

HIV Jeopardy and Pool Day Fun

The Alex Trebek of Botswana...the host of our HIV Jeopardy Game It was really enlightening to see which questions the students got wrong- and which ones they got right.
Having fun with friends at a pool day at a local private school.

Beautiful and refreshing pool!

Two adorable girls- the daugthers of the school owners

Youth Against AIDS Day

Girls putting on a dance show at the YAA Event. Students trying to shade themselves from the sun. By using school jackets. Can't imagine how hot they were!
Youth Against AIDS: My Youth, My Health, My Responsibility. Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise. This was the national theme of the month.

Students from a club at school singing a song about using condoms- and holding up condoms to the delight of the students in the audience.

My girls doing a drama about a girl having sex for money and getting HIV. I am so proud of them for doing this!