School raps. Belmiro presenting his English homework.
I had a another busy month and a half in Inhambane Province. After my intense visit to the capital during my holiday, I returned to begin the third trimester at Massinga Secondary School. Finally, I feel like I am teaching appropriate material for my the skill level here and I have had some very fun, creative lessons. I visited a couple of the province's beautiful beaches of Závora and Barra and made a hike through the bush to Lake Quissico. Less than two weeks ago, the President of Mozambique Armando Emilio Guebuza passed through Massinga to inaugurate the new electricity plant which provides us, more or less, with 24 hour energy seven days a week. I was privileged enough to wave to him as he hung out of the roof of an SUV. Finally, the PCVs from the Southern and Central Regions of Mozambique have arranged a conference to exchange ideas, advice, and discuss their future roles and projects for our remaining 17 months. Sunshine, ping-pong, and the Indian ocean; what more can you ask for than a conference on the beach?