Just as I was completing my two year Peace Corps service, Sibboo High School sponsored a celebration for accomplishing our PCPP project's goals. There were many heart-felt speeches made expressing the gratitude of community members, teachers, and students for having received much needed school structures and resource materials. Because of the funds our project brought in, Sibboo High School will benefit from having new books for preparing for the National Exam and furthering their education, a protected compound for potential tree nursery projects, and a computer for IT classes and to provide students and teachers access to technology previously unavailable in the community.
Prior to my Peace Corps service, I had never facilitated a project sponsored by donors from around the world. I had little idea as to how patient and involved one has to be to make sure: 1) a project is meaningful for a community; 2) a project is sustainable or provides years of service; 3) that the funds raised from donors are spent properly and according to project objectives; 4) objectives of the project are met on time. This was a great learning opportunity, which resulted in benefits far exceeding the frustrations experienced along the way.
Below are a few photos sharing the success of our project – enjoy!
Students, Staff, & Myself Posing with the New Fence and Gate
A Cow Grazes Respectfully Outside the School Grounds
New Reference Books and Computer for Students and Staff
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