This is the first time I've been able to access the internet since I've been in Malawi. Right now I'm in the Peace Corps office in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. In two days I'll visit Ntchisi for a week - the site where I will be living for two years.
I am still technically a "Peace Corps Trainee." I will be sworn in as a Peace Corps Volunteer on September 1 - a day before I turn 27! Our trainee group is made up of 35 future education and health Peace Corps Volunteers.
For the first month of training I lived with a Malawian family in a village called Chipazi in the district of Dedza. Eight other health trainees also lived in Chipazi and we went to language and technical sessions together. The language that I am learning is called Chichewa and it is the most widely spoken language in Malawi. In technical sessions, the other trainees and I learned about participatory community analysis tools, common health problems in Malawi and how to do simple demonstrations about things like mosquito net dipping, nutrition, water sanitation, and hygiene.
Besides this general information, it's hard to know where to begin so I'm going to let my pictures do most of the talking.