I love getting mail from Peace Corps. Even if its something as simple as a little email stating I am legally “pre-cleared” (yes, exclamations included). What does this mean? From what I understand, this email was the product of me sending in my fingerprints and background check info. Basically, I have no felonies, been a good citizen and I don’t tell lies. I am quite boring.
This last weekend, I became certified as an HIV educator through the Minneapolis Aids Project. I did this to: 1- do some volunteering and 2- get some educator experience. Using the training I received, and hopefully the experiences gleaned from actually educating people on a specific topic, I want to be comfortable with providing people with information that will be benefitial to their well-being. Knowledge is an incredible source of empowerment. I want to effectively spread that knowledge, whether it’s to the people of the Twin Cities or the people of Nepal.