Saturday, March 15, 2008


Good morning, kiddos! Just wanted to let you know that I'm now an official member of Peace Corps, having been sworn in last night by the ambassador and Nigerien officials in two different languages (English and French). I'll be leaving for my new village tomorrow. It's in the Maradi region and I've posted my new mailing address on the side. I'm really looking forward to hearing from you and telling you all about my new village. I already know that they have a lot of kokari (effort) and it's going to be a great two years. Have written you one letter already, but I know that mail to and from Niger takes a long time - sai hankuri (have patience). Hope you all are well.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Alive in Niamey

Gaisuwa kiddos!
I'm writing you from the Bureau computers in Niamey, having just come back from Demyst, where they send us into the 'bush' to see how real volunteers live. It was quite fun. I'll write with more details but just wanted you to know I haven't forgotten you all :)
Ms. Olson

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Heading Out

Hi kiddos!
It's my last night in Albuquerque tonight. I leave for Philadelphia in the morning, and then for Niger on the 9th. You guys will be having your first classes as I'm getting my introduction to life in the Peace Corps. I'll be writing Ms. Chavez fairly frequently, so keep an eye out, but I won't have internet access for several months, so if you want to say hi, give Ms. Chavez the message and she'll get it to me. It's been great working with you and everyone at 21st Century. Happy New Year and Hope to hear from you soon
-Ms. Olson