1. Malawi learning to read in the bush

    I am truly amazed at how some people are born 'wherever they are' and where they learn to read. This child was out in the middle of the road, where there was rarely ever a vehicle to be seen, reading leisurely. Everyone is born somewhere and must make their way in the world. His journey started here.

  2. Dominican Republic Building Latrines

    Working with another volunteer and her community, we helped to build over 40 sanitary latrines.

  3. Dominican Republic Cut & Paste

    Here is a child who attended one of my art camps that I facilitated in the Dominican Republic. We were making cards for Valentine's Day.

  4. Madagascar Island of Lemurs

    This little boy was so enthusiastic to have his picture taken, and he had the perfect background!  The natural beauty of this little island off the northern coast of Madagascar was truly one of a kind!

  5. Dominican Republic Larimar

    Larimar (lar-ee-mar) is a rare blue variety of pectolite found only in the southwestern region of the Dominican Republic. My main assignment during my two years of service as a Community Economic Development volunteer was to work with an artisan association that produced beautiful jewelry made out of this stone.

  6. Niger Color

    The ubiquitous colorful printed cloth that people wear throughout Africa.

  7. Niger Allah kawo ruwa

    Village men pray for rain. 

  8. Jamaica Dancin'

    During a 4-H Clubs Achievement Day event in Golden Grove, St. Ann, Jamaica, these young students came and started dancing to the music. All the young students were instantly attracted to the older boys and sat mesmerized by their simple side steps. Music and dance are a part of life in Jamaica and children learn all the styles from an early age.

  9. Niger Training

    In Niger, girls playing sports was unheard of, and they were normally never permitted to wear shorts. These girls are representing their middle school (in the background) in a regional soccer tournament organized by PCVs. Although there were many challenges, the girls learned a lot, loved playing, and helped advance the role of women in their culture. 

  10. El Salvador Anniversary Celebrations

    The local youth group decided to celebrate the community's anniversary by bringing back an old tradition that they did in exile during the civil war. There statement is clear. "We are Here!!"

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