- Community Development work has always been my interest of work since I was young while I was getting knowledge and skills from the youth organization I was working with before i joined CorpsAfrica. That knowledge stayed in me and wanted to do more of it. I was also encouraged and have confidence to study Community Development itself at college so as to dig deeper. I came very familiar of working with individuals of different backgrounds despite of their culture, age, sex, disability, tribe, socio- economic status, religion, skin colour, nationality and of course political affiliations. Being a CorpsAfrica Volunteer now is helping me to continue exploring more on my community development knowledge and skills and also discover a lot on what am good at and whom i like to interact in general discovering my full personalities.
My personalities could be a starting point of my another paragraph because being a CorpsAfrica Volunteer here in is helping to even explore a lot and be able to know how to handle people of all ages. I spend most of time here at FOMO. In the morning helping/ teaching nursery school kids and in the afternoon with youths. On themselves kids have a lot of expressions and want to discover alot of things as they are growing. Recalling from my last blog, aduntu madam a Ku FOMO, a name that some kids call me, I never get angry or frustrated with them but rather keep smiling coz i know they are kids and even if fights happen in class, i act as a mediator to them. This humanity in me is what i call myself being familiar with people of all ages.
Apart form helping/ teaching the nursery school kids at FOMO, GRS has been my song in almost my blog coz they are activities that i enjoy most with the youth. This is another group of people that i need to be smart when handling them otherwise they can make me fail or success with my project coz they are now going deeper in exploring the words issues. I am saying this through my past experience that I had an unexpected outcome that I had to restart with GRS project coz I was not satisfied with their turn up and absenteesm that most of them did not reach the expected number of topics for one to graduate with GRS. Through that I leant that one has to be tough enough in order to accomplish your objectives but am not saying with a 100%. So this time I have been strict that no matter what a number of participants I will have who atleast attended eightntopics and above I still graduate them with a graduation ceremony so that others should feel motivated and attracted.
I guess CorpsAfrica did deriberatery in allocating atleast two volunteers in its most districts that they can learn and help one another in both good and bad times. It was great that one of my sitemates Abdellah and Soukaina were cerebrating their opening of Chile Center which is one of the working partners here in Mulanje. It was an amazing project that in a month the whole project was done. Being on their side, the project went well coz they worked so hard and also hand in hand with FOMO staff as well as the community as part of the community contributions and sustainability issues. I hope Abdellah and Soukaina are responsible to talk more about this but for mebinjust wanna say CONGRATURATIONS to Abdellah and Soukaina i could not help to talk a little bit of it in this blog.
To conclude with, community development work is fun and interesting. I get to interact with people even of high standard living. I came familiar with other peoples lives and of course when time goes I am getting stable and now I call it home.Mulanje is now my second home away from home and my host family has turned into my second biological family and then my relatives all over the community. Kids, youths and adults has been my friends and they are able to notice me when am away. Mwina sindizapitanso kwathu hahahaha ndikhala konkuno basi ine sindizapitanso kwathu (joking)!!! Untill my next blog zikomo kwambiri for following . Zabwino zikupitilira kubwera.