my zambian journey
insights into the world of a peace corps volunteer in africa. ***"THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE ARE MINE PERSONALLY AND DO NOT REFLECT ANY POSITION OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT OR THE PEACE CORPS."***
- Name: ray
- Location: raymond palko, p.o. box 160073 mwinilunga, northwest province, Zambia
i'm a fun loving guy who is trying to find my place in the universe. hopefully i can do this while using my knowledge and education to do a little good in this world.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Tunasakalili nan kashi
Friday, April 04, 2008
last call - may 1st
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
more on the clinic
just so you know there is now a link to donate in the 'links' section on the lefthand side of this page. wish me luck as i begin the transition back to zambian life on sunday nite!
Monday, December 31, 2007
just assist me one clinic
its wonderful to be home for this short break, and thanks to everyone who has made this time great. now my turn to beg. i am working with my community on a project to build a desperatly needed clinic. this is the summary from my proposal:
The community remains greatly underserved in the area of Health Care. The district hospital is 52 kilometers away and the nearest rural health center is 25 kilometers to the west or 18 kilometers to the east. Because of these large distances it is not uncommon for pregnant mothers to travel on the carrier of an old bicycle or parents to carry a sick child on foot through the night often reaching medical attention after it is too late. Therefore the community is applying to the Peace Corps Partnership Program for funds to construct a rural health clinic.
you can donate online by clicking here. any bit helps, and please spread the word. the goal is to get the money in by the end of march, so that the month of april when there is no school in session all community members will be free to build and the school can serve as a secure storage facility for the materials. as the process goes along i promise i will actually update this blog so you know whats happening with your hard earned money.
thanks in advance and please spread the word! happy new year.
Friday, September 28, 2007
and now i sit in solwezi, eager to return to my site this weekend. finding mysely more than halfway finished my service is quite rewarding yet scary as well. im having to start considering my next steps in life, and sometimes i feel like i have less direction now than before i came. but im sure in time if i think long and hard about what to do ill figure somthing out. if ive learnt anything out here its that things probably wont go as planned so just enjoy the ride. well thats it for now and i really cant wait to see you all soon when im home for the holidays.