Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Quick Updates

Lately I've been focusing on finishing up a career test for students
here in K-stan. It's been frustrating because I rely so much on my
co-workers. If this was in America, I could write it all myself, but
here my Russian is just awful. At least my Russian writing. So
EVERYTHING I do has to be proofread by my co-workers who are busy with
other projects. I think once we get it done though, it will be very
cool though. We almost have the Russian translation down. Next comes a
Kazakh translation and a web site.

Outside of that, I've been having a great few weeks. The holidays here
were awesome. On Sunday, we played frisbee in pouring rain then
banyaed. Then on Victory Day we watched the parade like last year, but
this year I was a little less cramped. I also had a couple trips to
Shymkent that were tons of fun.

In other news, you should check out this blog post by a fellow PCV
She not only entered a local beauty pageant with a salad making
contest, she WON it. I'm jealous, since in all my contest entries so
far here I've placed third, tied for first, and second. But she
outright won. Molodets, Katharine!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


A couple years ago, I posted about an opportunity to help fund my friend's project that wanted to teach Kazakh lanaguage to people in his town. That project was funded, implemented, and the town government saw the response and continued to fund it. I don't know if any of my readers contributed, but it's awesome if you did.

Now another one of my friends' projects needs just a little bit more funding. Camp GLOW is an awesome experience for young women in Kazakhstan. They learn leadership, empowerment, and life skills that will help them lead healthier, happier lives. If you could give just $5 or $10, then that would make a difference in funding this camp, and the lives of these girls.

 Girls Leading Our World

My friend started a challenge among her friends and family to get this funded in 48 hours. I said I'd post the link to try and help with the effort.

Please donate by 12:30 AM Thursday May 05, 2011