Peace Corps invitation to serve arrived today - one letter addressed to both of us, along with a very large packet of information.
Program: Healthy Environments
Job Title: Rural Health Educator
Dates of Service: June 11, 2011 through June 11, 2013
Orientation Date (in the US): March 23, 2011
Pre-Service Training (in Belize): March 24, 2011 through June 10, 2011
We're both feeling REALLY good about this. We're not sure why we got such a wonderful assignment - I mean, really - BELIZE. It's beautiful. The official language is English. Formerly British Honduras.
Now reality - it's a very poor country, except for small portions of the coast where the tourist trade contributes to the economy. We'll be stationed in a rural area, most likely with no running water or electricity. And we'll need to learn an indigenous language.
Time to dig in and learn about our future home :-) We'll share more right here. Cathy