Anyhow, on to more important things…I have a new project idea I’m hoping to implement at my nursing school and possible at a secondary school in my town.
It all started when a PCV in Jordan emailed me (which is ironic because I’m going to Jordan in a few months) asking me if I would be willing to participate in his World Cultures Project at the school he is teaching at. The whole premise of the project is to get people from different countries to write letters to this class in Jordan, describing the culture, the work the individual is doing, and any experiences they have to share in whichever country they are in. After thinking about it I realized how valuable this kind of project could be to any school, whether it’s a primary, secondary, or even a nursing school. The students at my nursing school often ask what it is like to live abroad, what it is like in America, and what it is like to travel around the world (everyone that knows me knows I have an itch to travel and I love experiencing new cultures, sights, sounds, foods and everything that goes along with traveling). I think this project will really open the students’ eyes and show them how much there is to see and do in the world (not that I assume they are ignorant of this, but having a real example of things going on outside of Uganda can make the picture a bit clearer). I wrote my first letter to the PCV in Jordan and look forward to our correspondence. I hope he is able to also write me letters about Jordan. I also hope to be able to visit his students when I visit Jordan in a few months, I think that would only add to the project’s appeal. I also thought of painting a world map in the library at my nursing school and attached the letters and possibly pictures corresponding to the countries we get letters from. I guess we’ll see how it goes, at the moment I have only just thought of implementing the project in my school and have yet to discuss it with my supervisor. I think he will go for the idea, seeing as how I don’t do much in terms of working at the school.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!