Written by Assiatu Pongolani, CorpsAfrica Volunteer in Malawi
Apart form helping/teaching the nursery school kids at FOMO, Grass Roots Soccer (GRS) has been mentioned in almost all my blog because it is the activity that I enjoy most with the youth. This is another group of people that I need to be smart when handling them otherwise they can make me fail or succeed because they are now going deeper in exploring the world issues. In my past experience I had an unexpected outcome that I had to restart with GRS project because I was not satisfied with their absenteeism. Most of them did not reach the expected number of topics for one to graduate with GRS. Through that I learned that one has to be tough enough in order to accomplish your objectives but am not saying with a 100%. So this time I have been strict that no matter what a number of participants I will have who at least attended eight topics and above I still graduate them with a graduation ceremony so that others should feel motivated and attracted.
To conclude with, community development work is fun and interesting. I get to interact with people from different standards of living. I became familiar with other peoples lives and of course as time goes by I am getting stable and now I call it home. Mulanje is now my second home away from home and my host family has turned into my second biological family and then my relatives all over the community. Kids, youths and adults have been my friends and they are notice and miss me when I am away. Mwina sindizapitanso kwathu (Maybe I will never go back home) hahahaha, ndikhala konkuno basi ine sindizapitanso kwathu (I will stay here)(joking)!!! Until my next blog zikomo kwambiri (thank you so much_ for following . Zabwino zikupitilira kubwera. (Good things keep on coming).
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