Monday, July 4, 2011

Y.M.C.A. (Get it? The Village People.) :)

We learned where we will be going for our training villages today!!!  I have been selected to go to Mariana Kunda along with one other volunteer, named Casey.  Up until this point we have been learning Mandinka (spoken by 40% of the population), Pulaar, and Wolof (the other common languages spoken throughout The Gambia), but Casey and I will be learning Sarahule and starting from scratch!  He and I are taking it as a compliment and are ready for the challenge! 

And so the journey begins…


  1. I am so happy for you, Lacy. Thinking of you...

  2. I am SO proud of you. I like the name of your village, it's pretty. And I'm very happy that another volunteer is going to the same village. I bet our moms are as well :) ...eduardo?Hope you're keeping the bugs away, taking garlic pills helped me some but they make you smell bad. I love you! You are so strong and I think what you're doing is amazing. When you come back we will go see a show at the Granada, be lightweights, and dance on the empty dance floor :) :)