Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sharing the News

After receiving the news of where and when John and I would start training with the Peace Corps, we started making phone calls and more phone calls and more phone calls (yes, my voice was pretty much wasted by the end of the day).  It was pretty clear that most everyone agreed that South Africa is a great destination for us.  Several people talked about how great the city of Cape Town is, but we already know that we will not be anywhere near Cape Town.  Our information indicates that we are assigned to either the Mpumalanga or the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, both of which are east of Pretoria in the northeast area of the country.  We will most likely work in a rural area, although a few placements might actually be in an urban area.  That will be determined after our training is underway.  We will be going through training with a group of other PC volunteers.  Haven't a clue how many others there will be, but probably somewhere between 10 and 30 (can't wait to meet them!).


  1. Hi! My name is Belinda Kerchmar, and my husband and I just received our invitation today. Our packet also says that we'll be in Kwa-Zulu Natal or in Mpumalanga provinces! I just thought I'd say hello, since we'll likely be meeting each other in July anyway!

  2. Belinda ... great to hear from you. Congrats to you and your husband. Please join me and John and three others of our SA group. We have a Facebook group named "Peace Corps South Africa, July 5, 2011" so we can get a jump on knowing each other and share some ideas/tips. Our group is growing. Always looking for more!

  3. :) I don't see the facebook group, but I'd like to join! Could you possibly friend me & invite me :)