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March 20, 2008 at 1:57 pm 3 comments

Hello, and welcome to the first ever AdaminAfrica2009 blogpage!  

Yes, it is true that Adam is in Africa although some Darwin fanatics and science enthusiasts would argue that they knew it all along.   But I am not talking about “thee” Adam and I am not here to open a discussion about the origins of man; I am here to tell you, if you didn’t already know, that I, namely Adam William Bohach, am living in Africa.

 On July 21, 2007 I arrived in South Africa and began my 2 year term as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV).  I spent the first 2 months of my service in a village called Motswedi, located in the NorthWest Province of South Africa.  There I trained alongside +/- 90 other United States PCVs learning about the language and culture of the region, namely the Batswana culture and their language, SeTswana. 

 Since that time I have been residing as the lone white man or “lekgoa” in a small village called Brooksby, also located in the NorthWest Province.  Here I stay with the Mapanyane family, living in a small dorm size room located just behind the house.  The village contains about 3,000 people and is very agricultural.  Coming from the State of Iowa and being raised around the culture of farming, this was a welcoming feature of my new home. 

 Most of my days I spend at the local primary school.  Here I work alongside five teachers, a principal, an administrative assistant, and two other South African volunteers.  We make a good team and I enjoy being their colleague.  During this present academic year of 2008, I am teaching grades 4-7 in Arts and Culture and grades 5 and 7 in English and assisting in any way I can at school and in the community. 

 I am enjoying all the new challenges in my life and learning something new everyday.  Already nearly 9 months have passed by and still so much needs to be done.  In the remaining months of my service I hope that you will follow along with me with this new blog, AdaminAfrica2009, and share this adventure with me. So long for now.   

Cheers,

 Adam Bohach

SA-16 US Peace Corps 

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Taylor  |  May 12, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Hey Mr. Bohach,
    This is Taylor Wennes one of your former students at North Winneshiek School. It sound like you are having a good time in South Africa. My brother Josh, who is now living in Rapid City, South Dakota, went to Kenya, Africa for about two months for something in high school. It must have been fun, but I would have been home sick. Have you been home sick since you have been there? How often do you come home? Well I just thought I would say hello in a few minutes of few minutes of spare time. Hope to hear from you soon.
    Taylor Wennes

  • 2. Benjamin Barr-Wilson  |  June 17, 2008 at 7:33 am

    Adam! After our conversation quite a while ago back near Zeerust at IST I had forgotten that you were in the market to start a blog, but when you sent out your message about the Comrades Ultra (congrats by the way) with the link I had to check it out. It looks clean and polished. I have really enjoyed being able to keep up with everyone’s stories while we have been here in SA so thanks for including yours into the mix.

    One question, in your bucket bath post you say that your bucket is “blue” but clearly from your picture you are using red. So, either your a liar or you, my friend, have been bathing in other peoples buckets.

    -Take care Benjamin

  • 3. Conrad Hoffman  |  December 19, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Hi,
    My father,Robert “Bobby” wills lived and died in the village Motswedi.He started the postal service in the village and worked in the local shop .I am looking for family of his or anyone that you might know who can put me in contact with.

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Just in case you were wondering…

The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps

Here are some famous blogs to check out from three of my good Peace Corps buddies!

A.J. KUMAR ajinsa.blogspot.com JOEY CARDELLA http://njebe.blogspot.com SARAH HORNS http://hornzyinafrica.blogspot.com

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