1. Ukraine "Keep It Clean"

    "Keep It Clean" is an environmental campaign that may be familiar to many volunteers.  Kosiv students embraced the day.  This girl even embroidered the logo on her pants. 

  2. Ukraine Baseball Camp

    Ukrainian campers and PCV's at baseball camp in Kosiv.

  3. Ukraine Baseball-Ukrainian Style

    Kids at my school wanted to learn to play baseball.  We had some equipment, but not nearly enough.  So, a friend, who works at Yahoo!, asked his team if they could spend a bonus on baseball gear--they agreed!  We ended up with enough equipment to have a "baseball camp."  I don't know anything about baseball, so volunteers who do came and did a week long baseball training camp--it was so much fun!  There were kids from about 6 or 7 years old to 18 all playing and learning together.  The kids w...

  4. Ukraine Ukrainka yogini

    My Ukrainian friends invited me to come to their exercise class.  A Russian woman had been there 10 years earlier and taught them an aerobics routine--they had been following it to a "T" for the past 10 YEARS!!!  That is how dedicated they are to being fit.  They asked me to introduce them to yoga and we began practicing together in a unheated gym--my yoga friends from the States sent us mats!  In the winter we could see our breath and our feet were blue.  The women brought their ki...

  5. Morocco Making bread

    This is my friend Zhor, taking fresh bread out of a clay oven. The women's association in the village of Ait Messoud began a project to sell their bread in the neighboring villages, as well as the larger town nearby. Eventually, we were able to expand the project to include hand rolled couscous.

  6. Morocco Ait Ouelo, Morocco

    This was taken outside my host family's ancestral home in the Atlas mountains in Morocco. I had spent an incredible two days there, meeting all the relatives, sharing wonderful food, and learning about their family farm. One of my favorite memories.

  7. Morocco The Nicest Man in Morocco

    The nicest man in Morocco works in a carpet shop in Azrou, in the Middle Atlas Mountains.  His father, Moha, owns it and is often there – he’ll go to the various souks and buy the one-of-a-kind antique rugs, he’ll purchase the rugs from the women or middlemen who come by with rugs to sell, he’ll take care of the important customers those who had been in before and were returning to close a big deal.  Abdou, the son, is in the shop all the time – it’s open from not-too-early in the morning unt...

  8. Morocco Dress up

    Graduation day for the women at our local Nedi Niswi (Women's Center) is a great excuse for the important folk in town to come out, show their support and drink tea.  As part of the pre-certificate entertainment, many of the students from the center's preschool class performed a variety of songs for the onlookers.  This girl, strikingly beautiful dressed as a mini-Tashelheet bride, looks less than thrilled by her upcoming performance. 

  9. Micronesia Nephews and My House

    Robby, pictured here are 3 months, was born to my host sister during my service.  Baby rearing is communal in Kosrae, usually I was responsible for the early mornings, when Robby and I would walk the beach as the sun rose.  In the background you can see our tin roofed house and well swept lawn.  The room all the way on the left, and the only one with screens, is mine.

  10. Micronesia Awaiting... Fate

    This pig found a cool spot to rest before its participation in a cooking demonstration at the Pacific Island Bilingual Bicultural Association conference on Kosrae in June 2007.

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