1. Morocco Cement Mixer

    Improving our village's irrigation channels meant bringing endless donkey-loads of cement, sand and rocks up to the construction site, mixing and pouring them by hand. The result: increased irrigation water for all of the fields in the village.

  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. Philippines Filipinas travel by Jeepney

    During training in Cebu (Philippines), I caught this shot of three of our language instructors traveling into town.

  4. Mozambique Colors and Flags

    Education PCV Drew Garland shares his country's colors, culture and creativity at a local primary school.

  5. Moldova Cross-Country Skiing

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

  6. Mozambique Chapa Dreams

    Haven't we all fallen asleep on public transport?  No matter how bumpy, tightly packed, stinky, sweaty, or nervous we may be of our laptop shoved in our backpack for the ride to the city...there is nothing quite like the lull of deafening Pandza (Mozambican Pop) and the clatter of chickens to send one off into dream land.

  7. Costa Rica All Smiles In Tortuguero

    The children of Tortuguero share a laugh with each other

  8. Costa Rica Children of the CEN

    Students from my community Barbacoas de Puriscal pose for a picture at the Children's Nutirtion and Education Center

  9. Morocco A Humble Gift That Meant So Much

    We lived in Marrakesh, Morocco, a centuries old phantasmagorical city on the edge of the Sahara Desert in North Africa. Because of its snow-capped peaks from the High Atlas Mountains on the horizon,  the ubiquitous palm trees, and all the buildings painted the same shade of dusty pink, this town looked like a Hollywood movie set.   It was spring, 1972. We were Peace Corps English language teachers in local high schools. The singing group, Crosby Stills and Nash, of Woodstock fame, had made t...

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

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

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