My family has 3 members, is non-vegetarian, is 2km walk from the hub site, and has 2 cows. My cluster has 2 other women and 1 male. Their families have 5, 8, and 10 members. Their pets/livestock have either 1 goat and 1 cow, 1 cow and 3 goats, and 2 buffalo and 7 goats. Interestingly enough, the family with the most animals is not the one with the most family members!
The hub site is where all the clusters will go to once a week for technical training such as water sanitization. I will be able to access internet at that time. There are also 2 other sites that some clusters will go to for more individualised technical training such as learning how to do improved cookstoves, etc. 3 clusters will go to one site and 4 clusters will go to the other.
Here is the schedule of the training I will receive the next few weeks! This Friday will be the end of Week 1 for training, which has involved learning about what Peace Corps Nepal is.
Week 2 - Language, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, American Perception, Development, Food Security, Medical, and Safety and Security.
Week 3 - Language, Nutritional Food Preparation, Religion, Transportation Safety, Community Project Assignment, Permanent Site Match Interview, and language process review.
Week 4 - Language, Composting, Nursery Development, Caste System, Community Mapping, Designing and Facilitating Training, Hygiene and Sanitation, and Culture.
Week 5 - Language, Each One Teach One, Behaviour Change, Medical, Safety Security, Water/Sanitation/Hygiene, and language process review.
Week 6 - Language, Improved Cookstoves, field trip to agriculture, public health, and Village Development Committee offices, Culture/nonverbal communication, Resiliency, and PERMANENT SITE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
Week 7 - Language, mock test, field trip to Kathmandu for cultural tour/Medical/IT Session/Farming Practices and Vegetable Production/What to do at your first 4 months on site, Readiness to serve, Grammar processing, and language progress review.
Week 8 - Language, Permagardening, Medical, Peace Corps goals, field trip to agriculture/health posts/mother's and farmer's group, discuss Readiness to serve, and language process review.
Week 9 - Language, Nutrition and Child Growth, Medical, Core Expectations Assessment tool, Technical Practicum, Medical, Safety Security, Youth as Resources, and language process review.
Week 10 - Language, Technical Practicum preparation and implementation, Medical, discuss Core Expectations, pack up PST.
Week 11 - Language Test, meet with Country Director, Policy Review, Reporting techniques, Medical, Safety Security, Counterpart conference, Swearing In Ceremony, and TRAVEL TO PERMANENT SITE!!
As you can see, I will be EXTREMELY busy these next weeks. :-D