1. Mozambique Lady Gaga's Little Monsters in Mozambique

    Me and my sitemate spent the afternoon teaching 50 young girls, who are part of a girls empowerment group, Lady Gaga's epic "Bad Romance" dance.  It was brilliant!

  2. 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...

  3. Tanzania Tanzanian Upper Primary School Band

    Picture of the 1967-68 championship band from Monduli Upper Primary School.  The Drum Major is Godwin Vartalala.

  4. Tanzania Student studies by lantern light.

    Photo of Monduli Upper Primary Student, Lakara Ole Saitoti studying by the light of a lantern.  1967

  5. Moldova Hilltop Views

    This photograph was taken on a hike in my training village of Milestii Mici, Moldova.  It was a beautiful sunny day and a welcome break from our Romanian lessons. 

  6. Moldova April 5, 2011: Teaching volunteerism through bottle cap collection

    January 18, 2011 marked the inception of my local English Club. Building up to my English Club I posted announcements on the bulletin board outside the mayor's office, at the kindergarten, outside my office, at the school and even the discoteca. My announcement advertised a fun way to learn English in a less formal setting. The first class included 13 participants with an age range from 8 - 55 and professions from student and librarian to NGO director and farmer. There was definite...

  7. Paraguay Teeth-Brushing 101

    Although I was an Agroforestry volunteer, I helped out my nearest cohort, Erin, with health programs at a community school that was centrally located in the community of Santo Domingo, Guaira, Paraguay. My hometown dentist had sent down a duffel bag full of toothbrushes and toothpaste, so we decided to do a dental health program. Saw lots of bloody mouths and had to keep numerous kids from eating toothpaste like candy, but it was a great day.

  8. Dominica Creole Corps: A Day in the Life of a Dominican Peace Corps Volunteer

    As part of the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary celebration, a group of volunteers serving on Dominica came together to make this video. Every Peace Corps experience is different, but working on a tiny island with a population of only 80,000 people makes our service truly unique. Dominica, known as the Nature Isle of the Caribbean, is a relatively untouched secret with incredible gifts ranging from from active volcanoes to sprawling landscapes, from sky-high mountains to one of the world's only b...

  9. Uzbekistan The Peace Corps at 50

    I was a student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1960 when John F. Kennedy famously spoke to students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The campaign was running late, and by the time his plane arrived in Ann Arbor it was 2:00 in the morning. Even at that late hour, a crowd of more than 5,000 showed up at the Student Union to listen to the young Senator from Massachusetts who was running for president. During his speech, Kennedy challenged students to use their educa...

  10. Mozambique Dancing in Inharrime

    Mozambican HIV/AIDS activist shakin' her stuff at a community health education meeting Inharrime.

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