This is Edward Masite, my counterpart, who is helping me to get to know Kamsonga. He's a Health Survaillance Assistant. I will continue to work with him throughout my service in the Peace Corps. He is smart, hard working, has vision, and his English is very good. I am lucky to have him as a counterpart.
This is the health center. Right now I am not doing work there but I suspect that my main project will be sex education for youth ages 10 - 25 there. There is a room for youth health activities at the health center but right now it is not being used.
This is my boyfriend, George Yamikani Phiri. He's an Intern Medical Assistant (a position somewhere between a nurse and a doctor) at the Health Center.
This is the secondary school where I've started teaching "Life Skills" classes to Forms 1 and 3. Life Skills is basically civic, ethical, behavior and sexuality education. A secondary school is like a high school and there are four forms so I'm teaching the equivalent of freshmen and juniors. The Form 1 students struggle to understand my English but they are getting better.
This is the primary school and "football" (soccor) field. There are games on Thursdays (market day), Saturdays and Sundays.
This is my bike. One time I rode for 34 kilometers in one day!
These are two maps of villages I visited within Kamsonga's catchment area. The Health Survailance Assistants of those areas drew them.
This is my friend Alfred Nyasulu. He's a police officer. One of his friends just gave him this pool table!