Volunteer: Sarah Brooks
I will complete my service in March of 2011. For the past 2 years I have been working as a Community Based Organizational Development Volunteer in a rural village of the province of Sisaket. My projects include starting an organic fertilizer business at the local high school, teaching reading, opening a recycling center, starting a youth leadership initiative and helping the the local PHA (Persons Having AIDS) group start secondary income generation projects to be run out of their homes.
Contributions from Sarah Brooks
On November 24th, my host father, Sub-Lieutenant Kusol Kongsri, passed away at the age of 74. The experience of his death, the grief, and the funeral were the hardest part of my Peace Corps experience to date. In all honesty it has been one of the hardest experiences of my life. It is hard to explain all of this through writing but I believe that it is important to share. My host father had been suffering from diabetes for quite some time, but he was extremely active, smart and engaged d...