If you know the meaning of these acronyms, you are in the Peace Corps club…and you probably just shuddered.
If you are not in the know, I would like to say two words: Government Agency. Now, racing through your mind are words like “bureaucracy” and “acronyms” and “paperwork.” Am I right?
Those two little things have been occupying my week: writing the VRF with the VRT and preparing a report for EIST.
In reality, it does not matter what they mean. What matters is that lately, I have been reflecting on my first three months as a Volunteer and thinking a lot about my home and work place. And rather than boring you with detailed paperwork, I will share some of my favorite photos that go along with these reports.
Lucky you; all the fun parts minus all of the drudgery!
Natural Resource Use
Park-funded Development Grants
Around the Park
Making me smile
- The incredible talent that everyone seems to have here for whistling
- When I introduce myself, I give one name: my first. When people introduce themselves here, it goes something like this “I am Biologist Juan Miguel Hernandez Palafox.” And then they expect that you remember their whole name
- Watching people sign their name. It is a very deliberate process of writing carefully, usually followed by the pen scribbling over the carefully written name, then decorative details added around the signature