1. Costa Rica Hand Washing Fun

    Children of the Nutrition and Education Center in the community of Barbacoas de Puriscal enjoy washing their hands before lunch.

  2. Azerbaijan Goranboy Youth Service Day

      Peace Corps volunteers Amy King, of Merrimack, N.H., and Kate Knisley, of Columbus, Ohio, organized a community environmental service project in Azerbaijan on April 17, 2011 for Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17). Seventy students collected more than 70 lbs. of trash around a local school and built 20 birdhouses to foster biodiversity and help with pest control. Students also planted flowers and created re-usable grocery bags to encourage recycling and conservation. 

  3. Moldova Cross-Country Skiing

    When you think of Moldova you do not think of skiing. Life here is always full of suprises! 

  4. Costa Rica Pies de B

    Kicking clay is one of the steps artesans take as part of the pottery-making process. In a big mantel, you mix 100% with 50% of iguana's sand and water.  Step, kick, step until consistency is adequacte to make pottery. I had the opportunity to do it and it felt amazing! Hardwork indeed.

  5. St. Vincent and the Grenadines No More Litter!

    After a successful beach clean-up in my village with the students from my school.

  6. Morocco Girls just want to play Soccer

    Before the spring of 2006, the soccer field in Tafraout, Morocco was boys' territory. Girls played informally near their homes or during gym class at school, but what they craved was to play with a real team on a real field.  On the first day of practice, 13 girls showed up, none of whom could hide their smiles as we kicked the boys off the field. "Sorry boys, the girls are practicing here today." The smiles continued as the team jogged a few laps, practiced drills and finally scrim...

  7. Moldova Jewelry Club

    My Jewelry Club helping celebrate 365 days of Peace and Friendship.

  8. Madagascar Hanging out with my Boy Scout Troop

    I was a troop leader with this Boy Scout Troop in my town.

  9. Bulgaria Kinder Goodbyes before COS

    A special moment as the kindergarteners I've been working with for 2 years in the Roma/Gypsy neighborhood in my town pile on for one last goodbye group hug before I COS in a matter of days. 

  10. Mozambique Legacy Story: Meet Milton!

    Meet Milton! Mozambique's next big star!

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