I was notified this afternoon that Fishing In Zambia has been chosen to be Peace Corps Zambia’s nominee for the 2013 Blog It Home competition! I am honored that this blog was selected as the site which best exemplifies the spirit of the Peace Corps’ Third Goal from a very large pool of fantastic PCZ blogs (Zambia is currently the largest country by number of serving Peace Corps volunteers in Africa with 284, and second-largest in the world after Ukraine).
I am excited to represent Zambia in the global Peace Corps competition, the winners of which will attend and participate in the inaugural Third Goal Mobilization Summit in Washington D.C. this August.
What is Blog It Home?
The Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services is proud to announce the 2013 Blog it Home competition. This competition will serve as a major part of our efforts to elevate the Third Goal and infuse best Third Goal practices throughout the volunteer lifecycle. To participate in the competition, each post is encouraged to select one PCV whose blog exemplifies the spirit of Peace Corps’ Third Goal. Up to six currently serving volunteers with outstanding blogs will be selected by the Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services to attend the Third Goal Mobilization Summit in Washington D.C. this August. (More information about the Summit can be found HERE.)
[Excerpted from an email sent by Tom Kennedy, the Peace Corps Zambia Country Director]
I’m at the provincial house in Mansa right now for Mini-Provs, so I was able to upload a few photos I took with my real camera at site in May/June: