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The Road to Burkina Faso
 

A few words on why I decided to join the Peace Corps.

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Waiting for Clearances
 

With three months to go, I'm still waiting for my clearances to come through. Things are a bit on hold until they do.


About pc.jovial.com

Hi. I'm Bill Foote, and this is the blog for my Peace Corps service in Burkina Faso. I'm scheduled to be there from June 2017 through August 2019, with the possibility of extending for a year after that.

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. The capital is Ouagadougu. It's north of Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin, west of Niger, and south of Mali:

Burkina Faso Map

Here's the Wikipedia Article about Burkina Faso, and the Peace Corps Burkina Faso page. Burkina Faso is known for its tolerant and welcoming people, but it's also one of the poorest places on Earth. French is the national language, and different regions have different local languages.

I promise not to post too much – no more than once a week, and it'll probably be more like once a month, on average. If you'd like to get an e-mail notification when I write something, you can click on the “Subscribe” button, or click here. I'm using MailChimp for the mailing list. The GitHub link (the one that looks like cat) is a computer software thing: It's where I keep some open-source software I've written. This includes the code used to generate this blog.

Colophon

To generate this website, I'm using some sofware I wrote called “Corpsblog.” Partly, I did this because I can, and I enjoy writing sofware. Another reason is that I was able to set things up so I can get the blog all ready for publication with no internet connection, and then when I'm in an internet cafe, type one command and have everything updated all at once. I figure I won't have a steady internet connection in Burkina Faso. The generated website is just a bunch of files (a “static site”) that I host on Github, along with my other websites.


← FIRST POST
 
The Road to Burkina Faso
 

A few words on why I decided to join the Peace Corps.

LATEST POST →
 
Waiting for Clearances
 

With three months to go, I'm still waiting for my clearances to come through. Things are a bit on hold until they do.