1. Kenya Too Cool Little Boy Joseph

    Just beyond the National Youth Service gate, where I live on the side of a hill overlooking Lake Naivasha, Kenya, are a number of very small wooden structures, where a number of families live. After I exit the gate on my way to catch a matatu bus just down the winding road, swarms of small children come pouring out of the houses. One way to avoid having to shake hands with a lot of germy kids is to give a GO-TA greeting, where you tap fists together than take your fist to you heart and than r...

  2. Kenya Too Cool Little Boy Joseph

    Just beyond the National Youth Service gate, where I live on the side of a hill overlooking Lake Naivasha, Kenya, are a number of very small wooden structures, where a number of families live. After I exit the gate on my way to catch a matatu bus just down the winding road, swarms of small children come pouring out of the houses. One way to avoid having to shake hands with a lot of germy kids is to give a GO-TA greeting, where you tap fists together than take your fist to you heart and than r...

  3. Madagascar Coloring Across Cultures

    Twins proudly displaying their coloring artwork.  These children were my neighbors and loved to color.  WhenI first met them I had o show them how to hold a crayon in their hands.  They learned how to color quickly and would come by almost daily asking to color outside of my hut.

  4. Madagascar Mango Mania

    Women drying mangos as part of a small income generating project.

  5. Madagascar Tradition Meets Technology

    Villagers in Madagascar watch a video about the System of Rice Intenisfication (SRI) on the PCVs computer.

  6. Suriname rain tank showers

    Rain brings it's own excitement and games as my durotank overflows.

  7. Romania My Romanian Holiday

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  8. Turkmenistan "Yesterday" in Turkmenistan

    This was for an open lesson in the village of Bereket.  Open lessons are classes where all the English teachers (and supervisors) in the village must attend, and it's followed by a forum where teachers rate and discuss the lesson.  These are the times where teachers must put out their very best lessons.   I aided all of the teachers in lesson planning, and thought what better way than to incorporate a famous English song by our beloved Beatles into the lesson.  After this, songs included...

  9. Micronesia Basketball at the school?

    I was struck by how this was set up. The small plane came to a delapidated building where they would check in people for flights. This was located on school property and at the end of the basketball court- which had a hoop on a coconut tree trunk and patchy grass/sand/coral floor... if you could call it that. The dispensary was also on the property.

  10. Gabon Flames of Peace

    The dry season is savanna-burning time. These kids, in the village of Nkoka in southern Gabon, playing at being daredevils, take turns leaping over the flames in their flip-flops and tattered clothing. When they see me take out my camera to capture the scene, they run toward me, and one of the boys raises his hand in a salute to Peace.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.