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Useful Acronyms

PC Peace Corps
ICT Information & Communications Technology
PCT Peace Corps Trainee (pre-swearing-in)
PCV Peace Corps Volunteer (post-swearing-in)
PST Pre-Service Training
CBT Community-Based Training

Briefly, from Dar

Not dead! Landed in Dar at 10 last night and (aside from a power outage that made things hard to see) got through customs really smoothly. Today was the beginning of our pre-service training (PST). I overslept (the alarm didn’t work! Hopefully a new battery will make it fine…) and was awoken by one of the current Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) who’s helping us learn the ropes. Everyone was nice about it, though…. Otherwise today has been good and informative. I’m very impressed with the level of preparedness that all Peace Corps Tanzania (PC/T) people here have, and they have lots of experience (the PC has been in Tanzania since 1962).

I learned that ICT volunteers (which is what I am–there are only three of us out of 33) are likely to be posted in large cities (Morogoro was mentioned as a possbility) and will definitely have Internet, which is a mixed blessing! We’ll be teaching at Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs), which are A-level rather than O-level.

On the 22nd of this month we go to our homestay with a local family in Morogoro and begin our intensive language training. On the 27th of November we’re sworn in and go to our posts (we learn where we’re going the week before).

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