Best of Pre-Service Training

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Earlier this week, the 25th group of Peace Corps Mozambique swore in. This means that since the end of September we were Peace Corps trainees, and now we are Peace Corps Volunteers. Woo-hoo!

 

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Photo Credit to Peace Corps Mozambique.

Before we transition into our PCV life at site, I wanted to share some of the highlights of our 10 weeks of training.

Alex and I got to celebrate 2 years of marriage and 10 years of togetherness during our 2nd week of training.

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Celebrating our anniversaries.

We learned lots of new Moz skills throughout our training.

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How to ‘ralar’, or shave coconut.

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How to ‘pilar,’ or smoosh, peanuts. Unroasted, smooshed peanuts make peanut flour for cooking. Roasted smooshed peanuts makes peanut butter.

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Making ‘biscoitos,’ or cookies, with Mae the Moz way: with fanta and small electric oven.

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Learning to cook chicken in the yummiest fashion: grilled on a charcoal stove.

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Learning about peanut farming and mae’s livelihood.

We got to spend Thanksgiving all together at our Country Director’s house and eat delicious American Thanksgiving food. 

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We got to spend 10 weeks in beautiful, hilly Namaacha.

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A shrine built into a hillside in Namaacha.

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The Namaacha cascata.

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A path leading to our street in Namaacha.

Silly neighbors

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With Winne and Lulu on Halloween

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Alex dancing with some of our neighbor girls.

 

Meeting new people

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Imhambuddies! Our Moz 25 Inhambane province-mates

With 10 weeks of training behind us, the first phase of our Peace Corps journey is complete. We are so thankful for language, technical, and cultural skills we’ve learned and for the many new friends we now have in our lives. Here’s to the next step!

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PCV’s!

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3 responses »

    • Thanks Nataly! Happy holidays to you guys. We are hosting Christmas at our house here and have a friend that has Polish Christmas traditions…her and Alex have plans for borsche and Pirogi (spelling??). Happy holidays!

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