2010.09.18: Peace Corps Volunteer "Lesotho: The Kingdom in the Sky" writes: Safety and security in Lesotho is not what it once was and because of the increasingly disturbing events of the past 6 months, volunteers, ex-pats, and even the Basotho are progressively more vigilant

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Lesotho: Peace Corps Lesotho : Peace Corps Lesotho: Newest Stories: 2010.09.04: Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Thomas Maresco : 2010.09.05: Peace Corps Volunteer "Utterances of a Wise Fool" writes: I want to inform you of a tragedy in my life and the lives of every member of the PC/Lesotho Community : 2010.09.18: Peace Corps Volunteer "Lesotho: The Kingdom in the Sky" writes: Safety and security in Lesotho is not what it once was and because of the increasingly disturbing events of the past 6 months, volunteers, ex-pats, and even the Basotho are progressively more vigilant

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Peace Corps Volunteer "Lesotho: The Kingdom in the Sky" writes: Safety and security in Lesotho is not what it once was and because of the increasingly disturbing events of the past 6 months, volunteers, ex-pats, and even the Basotho are progressively more vigilant

Peace Corps Volunteer Lesotho: The Kingdom in the Sky writes: Safety and security in Lesotho is not what it once was and because of the increasingly disturbing events of the past 6 months, volunteers, ex-pats, and even the Basotho are progressively more vigilant

Because of the lack of documentation, uncertainty looms as to whether the crime rate is increasing or we are just more aware of the events that are unfolding. In any case, please try not to worry- I am more alert than ever and take the necessary precautions when traveling and working across Lesotho in effort to minimize the risks to my safety. Much has changed within our Peace Corps family since the night of September 3rd and our grief continues; however we press onward, honoring Tom's memory and the mission of Peace Corps, toward the new normal we've been forced to create.

Peace Corps Volunteer "Lesotho: The Kingdom in the Sky" writes: Safety and security in Lesotho is not what it once was and because of the increasingly disturbing events of the past 6 months, volunteers, ex-pats, and even the Basotho are progressively more vigilant

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Big Sigh Before Moving Forward

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My service as a Peace Corps Volunteer has several distinct chapters and it appears as though I have begun a new one without having realized it ever started. Safety and security in Lesotho is not what it once was and because of the increasingly disturbing events of the past 6 months, volunteers, ex-pats, and even the Basotho are progressively more vigilant. Because of the lack of documentation, uncertainty looms as to whether the crime rate is increasing or we are just more aware of the events that are unfolding. In any case, please try not to worry- I am more alert than ever and take the necessary precautions when traveling and working across Lesotho in effort to minimize the risks to my safety. Much has changed within our Peace Corps family since the night of September 3rd and our grief continues; however we press onward, honoring Tom's memory and the mission of Peace Corps, toward the new normal we've been forced to create.




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