Arrival in Frienship!

Trip Start Aug 01, 2006
Trip End Jul 14, 2007

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Today we (Tiffany and I) finally arrived in Friendship, the village in which we'll be teaching. The end of orientation was both exciting and sad -- it's exciting to get to our schools, but sad to leave all of the people we've met and made bonds with these past weeks.

So far Friendship seems very nice, although I've only been here for about 5 hours. Tiffany and I both have our own apartments, which are right next to each other. They both seem really nice, and it is very exciting to be able to finally unpack my suitcases. The school groundskeeper, Mr. Williams, showed us around the school compound and the village a little bit. He also seems very nice and very helpful. He let us in on a lot of little tips about the area. I also saw the science room that I'll be teaching in, which got me very excited because it is a lot better than I expected. Mr. Williams said I'll be the only one teaching science, so I get the room all to myself. Wow. We also met some the of school guards and cleaning ladies, who are extremely helpful and friendly as well. It was really cool because whenever anybody found out that I was the science teacher, they were immediately like, "Oh, you de science teacha??!" and gave a very nice smile of affirmation. I think they are happy to have a motivated science teacher - at least I hope so.
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