Posted by Thryn on September 10th, 2009 filed in Living, Post, Teaching, Training

We are doing lots of transitioning these days. Transitioning from our old job to our new job, from our old house to our new house, from living in a francophone region to living in an anglophone region, and from having a store with good cheese be 45 minutes away, to being only 15 minutes away.

While we’re busy doing all this transitioning, here’s a list of everything interesting that’s going on:

  1. Training of the newest Education and Small Enterprise Development volunteers is over, and they all swore in at the end of August. Now we’re getting ready for the arrival of new Agroforestry and Health volunteers.
  2. We start our new job next week. We are working with the delegation in the Northwest to train primary school teachers how to teach computer science.
  3. We moved into our new house last week. It is also the new transit house for the Northwest, so there are two rooms filled with bunk beds and more comfortable couches that we inherited from the old transit house, and will nicely accommodate any volunteers that are traveling through the area and need to spend the night.
  4. My new house also has a big kitchen and I like it a lot. I made chicken pot pie for myself and 7 other volunteers the other day. I also tried to make these cookies that ended up being cake. It was good cake though.
  5. The house also has fun things like a fireplace (that doesn’t work of course), a lovely view of the surrounding mountains and waterfalls (which I can’t take photos of yet), and they are currently installing mosquito netting on all of the windows! Linus, however, was traumatized by the move and spends 18 hours a day hiding in the bathroom.
  6. In April another volunteer and I founded Peace Corps Cameroon’s newest volunteer committee, the ICT Committee. We now have 7 members and are working on rock star projects like Peace Corps Cameroon’s country website which will be launched bientot. It will be super-amazing-fantastic.

C’est tout for now.

4 Responses to “Transitions”

  1. Kelsey Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Where are you now located in the NW? I was in Bafut. -Kelsey

  2. Cynthia Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 3:37 am

    This blog is awesome!!! I’m a fulbright to Cameroon and ur blog has given me more insight than an travel book. I will be situated in Ngaoundere but am sure that the NW province is on my places to go list!!

  3. DAD Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 11:47 am

    It is good to hear that your transition has gone well. We miss you both lots and look forward to your next update.

    Love and Prayers

    Dad and Terry

  4. Thryn Says:
    October 6th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Congratulations, Cynthia! When are you heading this way?

    We’re in Bamenda now. I don’t think I’m supposed to say that on the internet, but oh well. I said it anyway.

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