1. Mozambique Local materials

    My sitemate fashioning a reed door for our fence

  2. Mozambique Local Helpers

    The building of our fence became a neighborhood event, and these kids showed up to "help out."  If nothing else, they provided reliable entertainment and comic relief.

  3. Mozambique Crianças

    A neighborhood friend showing off her baby sister

  4. Mozambique Xai-Xai Science Fair

    Students explaining their experiments to peers at the regional science fair

  5. Mozambique Bubble Bonanza

    Blowing bubbles with neighborhood children.

  6. Mozambique Bubble-Blowing Contest

    My sitemate and two neighborhood kids, competing to blow the biggest bubble.

  7. Mozambique Bubble-Blowing Lesson

    Neighborhood kids constantly come over to play and ask for drawing materials and magazines, and one day when they came to ask for soap for blowing bubbles, we had a bubble-blowing extravaganza.  Here, my sitemate is showing them how to blow big bubbles with their hands.

  8. Honduras Trading Technologies

    I wield a navaja, or sharp knife, as I peel an orange for Eduardo, while he tries to figure out my camera.

  9. Guatemala Oxlajuj Primary School Graduation

    I was invited to be the 'padrino' (godfather) at the graduation ceremony at Oxlajuj Primary School, one of the 3 rural elementary schools I work at in the Guatemalan highlands doing a health education project. In the photo are the graduating preschoolers and 6th graders. Sadly, as the picture shows, many Guatemalan children drop out before making it even to 6th grade. Nonetheless, I am always encouraged to think that for most of the students I work with, particularly the girls, they are the f...

  10. Guatemala Meet The Parents

      I got an unexpected but very pleasant surprise when my dad called me last saturday night. “I have someone here that wants to talk to you,” he told me from his house in Jersey City, New Jersey. He handed the phone over, and to my amazement I was greeted by Katarina, the mother of one of the teachers I work with here in the Guatemalan highlands. I was so shocked at first by the connection between these two previously seperate parts of my life, it took me a few moments to understand wh...

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