1. Kenya Ah, the Good Life

    This has been an amazing weekend. I had had a mildly stressful week. Everything just ganged up on me and tried to drag me down; the bicycle breaking repeatedly, the last time hopefully for good so I can have an excuse to get a new one, the desert getting even hotter than normal which is totally not fair, having guests and a new neighbor coming over to my house twice a day all week thereby destroying any semblance of privacy I used to pretend I had, and one of my fellow volunteers ET-in...

  2. Kenya Love my students!

    Great pic of my students and me!

  3. Kenya Friends

    Some of the girls.

  4. Kenya Students and friends

    My new friends

  5. Kenya Students and friends

    My students whom I adore

  6. Kenya Mama Said There'll Be Days Like This

    I am having a rough week. On my way to school Wednesday, my bicycle broke. I was riding downhill when I heard a loud SNAP and knew I was in trouble. I know what you are thinking, “Ryan, you already told us this story”. Unfortunately, and frustratingly, I am not repeating myself. My bicycle broke AGAIN. For the third time in two weeks. I spend most of my time pushing the damn thing to and from school. It is really starting to annoy me. I fixed the brakes last week, rode the thing for a ...

  7. Kenya Speaking of Things that are Sharp....

    I only have a few minutes to write before I have to go to school. It is a little after six, I have been lazy lately and not getting up at 5 like I should. I wake up at five and then hang around reading in bed hoping to wake myself up enough to stumble out of bed. It never works and I am trying to find new ways to convince my body that 7 hours is plenty of sleep. I have always been an eight hours of sleep type person and my body absolutely hates me for cutting back to 5 or 6 hrs. But tod...

  8. Senegal Easter Egg Tutorial

    On Easter Sunday, I shared some holiday traditions with my Senegalese Girls Club.  We dyed Easter eggs and made "cascarones" (a Mexican Easter tradition of filling colored eggs with confetti, or in our case, millet, and using these to crack on someone's head.)  In this video, the girls are explaining what they learned in their native language, Wolof.

  9. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Mythbusters: HIV/AIDS

    Facilitated by PCV Sheena Williams in St. Vincent, a group of 70+ fourth graders participate in a game which separates myths from facts about HIV/AIDS. The Caribbean region has the highest HIV/AIDS rate in the world, next to Subsaharan Africa.

  10. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Nyron's Laundry

    Nyron helps his mother and grandmother with the laundry one afternoon.

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