1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Mozambique Football in Moz

    Mozambican girls showing off their american football skills they learned from PCVs the day before the Super Bowl.

  4. Mozambique Makarra Dance

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

  5. 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.

  6. Togo Toys for Toddlers

    Who wouldn't think of a hoe as being a good toy for a three year old?

  7. 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...

  8. Rwanda Another Side of Kigali

    When I leave my site and head to Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali, it’s a rare chance to catch up with fellow Volunteers, enjoy Western food, stock up on things I can’t get in other places, and frequent muzungu hang-outs where I can be somewhat anonymous.  As such, most of my time in Kigali has been spent in the wealthier neighborhoods.  But, I recently had an opportunity to see another side of the capital, and it was fascinating. While waiting for my boyfriend, who was coming from the States ...

  9. Namibia Peace Corps Group 32 Namibia

    Using the long exposure feature on my camera, my fellow Peace Corps volunteers from group 32 in Namibia assisted in illuminating the night using only our flashlights to spell out "Peace Corps 32". 

  10. Ethiopia The invisible ones

    In June 2010 I first saw a young lady wandering the streets.  She would dance and sing, or tease passersby, or snatch at someone.  Often they would chase her away, kick at her or throw something at her.  I was told she was crazy, and no other explanation was given.  No one seemed to be concerned about getting her help.  I was told her name is Fana.    She begged for her food and found someplace on the streets to sleep at night.  I started taking some food with me as I was walking and when I ...

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