1. Guyana Play time

    Nursery student play oustide on a slide during their breaks. 

  2. Guyana early morning ride

    This little Amerindian baby clung closely to his mother on this early morning boat ride in to the closest market.

  3. Uganda The Cinderella Next Door

    As I walk past six-year old Paulina who is bent over the sink in the middle of her second load of dish washing, she smiles pleasantly and replies quietly, “I’m fine,” when I greet her. Her ebony skin glistens in the splashes of sun-lit soapy water and her small hands work methodically as she meticulously scrub each dish caked with remnants of the previous meal. When I stop to ask her why she isn’t attending school today, she cheerfully answers that she would attend the next day. C...

  4. South Africa Practicing Reading

    Kids in the library for the first time.

  5. South Africa Geography Lesson in Progress

    Geography lesson using the world map project.

  6. South Africa Reading Rewards Program

    One of the "Top Five Readers" in the Reading Rewards program receiving her certificate.

  7. South Africa Literacy classes in the new library.

    Robin gives a lesson on the library rules in the new library.

  8. South Africa The math lesson

    Taking a break from sorting library books, Woody stops to give a math lesson.    “A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.”            ~Audrey Hepburn

  9. South Africa First time on the computer

    Impromptu opening of the new computer lab at one of our primary schools.

  10. Azerbaijan A Tale of Two Countries: Father and Son in the Peace Corps

    A Tale of Two Countries Father and Son in the Peace Corps By Mason Robbins, RPCV, Haiti 1999-2001, and Joel Robbins, RPCV, Azerbaijan, 2007-2009 Mason--We like to be able to boast to others, “Been there, done that.” Saying it makes us feel older, more experienced, wiser, more proud and condescending, maybe, when we are young. Saying it to my 63-year-old father makes me proud. Not proud of me, proud of him. My father served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Azerbaijan from 2007 ...

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