1. Burkina Faso Thinking in village

    This picture was taken in a small village in Burkina Faso. 

  2. Mozambique Growing up

    I met his mother when she was pregnant, he is not a healthy 4 month old baby.. I feel so lucky to be able to see him grow! 

  3. Guatemala Charla

    Some of the women in the group before an ice-breaker.

  4. Guatemala Sisters

    Sisters at a Cajolá festival.

  5. Guatemala Age and Beauty

    A local woman in my training town, San Antonio Aguas Calientes. 

  6. Georgia World AIDS Day Initiative Group

    In Akhaltsikhe, Georgia, Peace Corps volunteers McKinze Cook, Kelley Gallagher, Kimberly Tramel and Sean Fredericks, along with EVS and Teach-and-Learn-With-Georgia volunteers, worked together to create a peer education initiative group comprised of local teenagers. These young people received a series of trainings about HIV and AIDS, then used that information to design a comprehensive campaign to increase awareness in their community. On World AIDS Day, December 1, the initiative group took...

  7. Madagascar Race to the Finish

    During an HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention bike tour, we held several condom races.  Teams competed to demonstrate propler condom use and ran to the finish (a trash can).  Here a woman runs to victory!

  8. Madagascar HIV/AIDS Bike Tour 2010

    Peace Corps Volunteers speak about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in the Lac Alaotra region of Madagascar.  21 volunteers biked 220km in 10 days having a festival at each of 9 towns along the way after cycling into town.  The educated Malagasy people on the purpose of Peace Corps, gave talks on each sector represented in Madagascar, and focused on how it relates to health.  Using condom demonstrations, skits, games, races, speeches, and songs, PCVs prompted discussion of HIV/AIDS and other...

  9. Jamaica Something New for Health Education Officers

    In July of 2007, these Jamaican Ministry of Health Officers were using overhead projectors with transparencies so low in contrast that they were barely legible. New to multi-media projectors and power points, they quickly learned the skills necessary to use this equipment for training. Highly motivated, they formed a Community Based Organization of Ministry of Education Basic School Educators, created Step Up Now and began fund raising to acquire equipment. When I left the area in 2009, SUN h...

  10. Zambia beautiful grasshopper

    a fellow volunteer and i found this amazing grasshopper outside of my hut one day. the neighbors warned us to beware because it excretes an oil that would make us "drunk".

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