1. Mozambique Cooking Lesson

    During our PST, we had a cooking lesson with our Mozambican host families to learn how to prepare several traditional dishes.  Here, a fellow PCV is displaying her adept skills for pounding matapa leaves.

  2. Mozambique Makarra Dance

    Some of my youth empowerment group participants dancing a traditional Mozambican dance in the community market.

  3. Mozambique Computer Class

    I am teaching Mozambican secondary school students the basics of computer and internet use. For many in the picture, it was the first time ever using a computer.

  4. Kenya The Little Rose on Ngong Road

    I have become accustomed to seeing groups of school children walking for miles, all in their school uniforms, to and from school every day. Some of the groups are made up of 10 kids or more, some are groups of 4 and occasionally I will see them 2 by 2 – but I don’t remember in rural Kenya ever seeing a single school child walking alone. So I remember for just a second, that when I first caught sight of The Girl on Ngong Road, that seeing this young (probably about 7) school girl walkin...

  5. Guyana Hanging in There

    Local Rasta baby relaxing as locals do best. 

  6. Guyana Black Creek Bathing?

    Trees roots in Guyana, dye the water brown and many Amerindians of Guyana bathe and do laundry in this water. It is a strange experience to be in river water and barely able to see your own hand underneath it.  The first thoughts of volunteers-- Are there Piranhas or water snakes?  

  7. Guyana Stop Child Labour

    June 12th-- World Day Against Child Labour March was organized by Peace Corps volunteers in conjunction with NGO Educare. Guyanese children all over Bartica marched in their village to exclaim the importance of education and brought the awareness of Child Labour to the forefront to their country. This March was published in the Guyanese newspaper. 

  8. Guyana Phagwah

    A boy on his way home after full day of Phagwah--the Hindu festival of colors.  This day started off with a religious service at the local Mandir where everyone wears white and receives their first of powder thrown at them. The Mandir group then proceeds down the road to fellow Mandir members houses, beating drums and cymbals and singing. Once the group arrives to the house more singing and music is played and food and drink are received.    

  9. Dominica Coconut Tree

    I never understood how Dominicans did stuff like this with such ease (look closely and you'll see a man up there).  It looked to me like they were climbing small skyscrapers sometimes.  Great to have a guy like this around when you are thirsty though. . .

  10. Dominica Layou

    On a trek down Dominica's largest/longest river, the Layou, we got this great photo of a friend from the village doing a backflip off a sandbar.  He was fearless, and did stuff much crazier than than this on a daily basis.  40 foot jump into a river from a tree?  No problem.  This was a great hike though as we were completely stuck in nature for several hours, just trekking the river.

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