Nathan and I are safe and sound in Philadelphia and are enjoying meeting all of our fellow volunteers! We arrived around lunch yesterday and have been in meetings (safety, health, travel, rules, regulations, etc) since then. A few cool facts:
31 volunteers - 16 natural resource mgmt (Nathan) and 15 girl education and empowerment (Me)
Oldest person - 31 (Nathan)
Youngest person - 21 (at least two people)
We're the only married couple
More girls than guys
There are guys volunteering with GEE!
People from all over the US (Alabama, CA, Oregon, Illinois, GA, Ohio, etc)
Tons of people have been to Africa before - and many other countries as well!
Well, I'm off to more meetings. Tonight we are all going to the Italian restaurant Maggianos for dinner. I'm excited for lasagna as my last American meal!
We fly out tomorrow evening for Togo. Vaccines tomorrow :-(