1. Benin Brick by Brick

    Turning bricks and hoping they would dry before the next rain.  A community library was the end result.

  2. Kiribati dancing

    My sister and a friend of her's dancing at her school

  3. Kiribati Tabonibara kids

    Some kids from Tabonibara on North Tarawa

  4. Guatemala Hiking with a Local Family

    This is a picture taken fairly recently in the town of Santa Lucia Utatlan, Solola.  I went hiking with some of my students and their family up a mountain in my town to get a look at the Volcanoes (Volcan San Pedro and Volcan Atitlan) which both sit on Lago de Atitlan.  It was quite a site. 

  5. Belize My Kitchen

    I loved my li wooden casita in the village of Cristo Rey. I did a lot of chores in that sink, overlooking the yard of my neighbors who owned the casita. I could throw food scraps to the chickens from that window as I washed dishes, catch a breeze from the Mayan Mountains as I scrubbed my clothes or spy a Toucan flying by as I brushed my teeth.

  6. Belize Art projects

    I worked on a Jumpstart English program, with the goal of teaching preschool english to youth in my village. I collaborated with other volunteers and I took on the task of organizing art projects for the kids. I enjoyed coming up with new ideas and then seeing the kids experiement with the supplies I provided. In this particular project, we were trying out different stamping and printmaking supplies using tempera paint. I couldn't resist trying out a few things, too!

  7. Belize Jumpstart

    For my secondary project, I taught preschool English to 4 and 5 year old Spanish-speaking children to prepare them for starting school in an English-speaking school system in Belize. I snapped this photo as they were listening to a tape recording of themselves singing or talking. I found that the kids enjoyed singing songs and talking into the recorder as a way to improve their English.

  8. Senegal Curiosity

    Leyna Ba can't resist taking a closer look at the camera

  9. Sierra Leone Modu and Eh Wan

    Modu lived across the road from me . . . and loved to come visit and hang out with me and my dog Eh Wan

  10. Niger Braids

    9-year-old Charifa shows off her Eid ul-Fitr hair.

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