1. South Africa First Time With Computers

      We received 29 computers from a donor in Australia for the computer lab at one of our primary schools. Woody got a few of them set up in time to have an “impromptu” opening of the new computer lab after school just to allow the kids to check out the computers. Unfortunately due to a wiring mismatch with the electrical sockets, we only had enough working outlets to be able to get two computers running. But, after letting a few kids into the lab to try out the computers, we soon realized t...

  2. South Africa Broken Bridges

      Recent flooding from heavy rain washed away the bridge that connects the two sides of our village. Making it difficult for Woody and I to get to 2 of our 3 schools. We have to cross the river in order to get to two of our schools on the B-side of our village and our Principal says that there are crocs in the river.

  3. Guyana Play time

    Nursery student play oustide on a slide during their breaks. 

  4. Jamaica Jamaica Recap

    Lived the dream!

  5. Jamaica Jamaica-washing

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  6. Honduras When I spit on children I cure diseases

    I have come to realize that my idea of normal has changed significantly. Things never seem that strange to me at the time… and then I think about explaining it to folks back home. So, here’s one such experience: I’m hanging out at my cousin's house, enjoying the mango juice we just made (from pre-ripened mangos…which are also quite delicious to eat dipped in sugar). Yola, the woman who goes house to house selling Ropa Americana had just finished showing us the stock she just brought back...

  7. Paraguay What Have I Gotten Myself Into

    It was the end of our 2nd month in training, and time to go out to our current site to meet our counterparts, find a place to live, check the place out. We got off the bus in our little town, looked around, and saw a small sign on the little tienda: Se alquila cuartos (We rent rooms.) So, we checked inside and the owner was more than happy to kick her numerous children out of the one bedroom, with a large double bed and a bare light bulb, to give it to us. I noted that there was no mosqu...

  8. Mali Mamy

    My host father's daughter, Mamy, takes a break from pounding onions to have a good laugh.

  9. Mali Free-for-all

    A gang of flies enjoying a tiny slice of Mango skin.

  10. Bangladesh Rickshaw wallah in a flood

    2004 was a terrible rainy season.  Don Chamber Road the main road by my house was totally flooded.  Cars could not really pass, but the rickshaws sure did.   

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