1. Guatemala Life

    I believe there are very few things, physically, that Guatemalans cannot accomplish. They are the embodiment of inner strength and endurance. To you and me, we see a log that needs to get from point A to point B and think, "I need a truck." To a Guatemalan, all they need is some rope and sheer will power. I am humbled daily by their strength.

  2. Bulgaria Cultural Exchange

    An American high school student from the capital city has been leading a photography interest group with my kids at the Roma middle school in town. Each child had the chance to take photos with disposable cameras as a photo assignment. Here, the American student is interviewing each child about the photos they took, and will later write an article about the kids and their creative inspiration for the biggest English news agency in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

  3. St. Lucia Future Farmers of St. Lucia

    I have a good size farm in my backyard that grew mostly weeds. I asked 2 neighborhood boys if they wanted to clear it for me. They agreed to EC$10.00 each and set about with tools that outweighed them. The adults in the community criticized me for using boys to do a man's job. On the third day the boys were joined by other friends and worked to complete the job for gratis. As the boys worked the conversation was constant and about the games they would buy with the money. Ten minutes after pay...

  4. Niger Gluttony

    Peace Corps Volunteers in town for some RandR compete in a mango eating contest. Our driver talked a good game but topped off at a meager 6 mangoes. The two ladies with backs to the camera tied for the win, each eating an astonishing 12 mangoes! 

  5. Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Kurban Bayram

    Turkmen have an interesting tradition for Kurban Bayram (the feast of the sacrifice) where they will swing on giant swings. It is said that if you swing a certain number of times on the swing during the 3 days of Kurban Bayram an angel will come and take away your sins. 

  6. Bulgaria Charging with giants

    I've spent the last two years working towards the empowerment and integration of Roma youth in a small town in South-West Bulgaria. You haven't truly lived until you've seen 200 of the world's most overlooked kids get to be the center of someone's world for a few hours. This past spring, while on a humanitarian tour throughout Bulgaria, a dozen college and professional basketball players spent an afternoon in the school yard of the segregated elementary school in the Roma ghetto playing games...

  7. Morocco Rabat Ville Train Station

    The view looking out from the Rabat Ville train station in Rabat's capital city.

  8. Jordan Camp GLOW

    Pioneer year for Camp GLOW Jordan.  Taking a break after broom hockey with new friends.

  9. Jordan Broadening Perspectives

    Students from a special education center and students from the local middle school had an opportunity to interact and play games.

  10. Jordan Separation of Church and State

    1st graders learning how to pray...

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