After a couple of years of very little rain and drought, Keetmanshoop is finally getting decent rainfall. We're already at about 150-175 mm of the 200mm average rainfall. Apparently the rainy season doesn't usually start until Februrary so it's looking like it could be a green year.
During morning assembly in the first week of school all the learners sang the Namibian National Anthem together. There were no practice rounds or rehearsals. Recorded with my iPhone, so not the greatest.
All of Namibia, as large as California, has a population of only 2.3 million people. Los Angeles alone has 3.88 million residents. It’s easy to appreciate the untouched, uninhabited, wide-open areas of #namibia, vastness and wildness where animals can still migrate and roam and people have space that feels unlimited.
Nine days in the Kavango Region to help run a Grassroots Soccer camp with fellow volunteers. In the downtime we explore the area, watch the wildlife, swim in the river, and get to know the people who live here.
Riding the train from Keetmanshoop to Windhoek for an all-volunteer 25th anniversary conference. It has been 25 years since Peace Corps came to Namibia with around 1,500 volunteers having served.