1. Niger At the Feet of the Chief

    Eid ul-Fitr (the celebration of the end of Ramadan) started a few days after I arrived in my site. I lived near the village chief, and while I was walking by his house one day during this celebration, he pulled me into his entryroom to sit next to him and observe these men serenading him.

  2. Philippines Teacher Training

    I conducted a workshop in Agusan del Norte, Philippines for all teachers in teaching methods. 

  3. Burkina Faso A Woman's Place?

    “Ko ko ko!” I look up from my book while anxiously waiting for students to arrive on the first day of the student-run “kids’ school.” “Ayo. Fofoo. Wariga.” “Yes. Hello. Come in,” I reply to the voice announcing a girl’s arrival at my courtyard gate. I wait in the shade of my straw porch, lazily deciding not to face the brutal Sahelian sun since custom doesn’t require me to rise to greet her. Since moving to Burkina Faso last year, I have found that the temperature seems to intensify...

  4. Philippines Cooperative Learning

    Children in North Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, Philippines in a cooperative learning group at their elementary school. 

  5. St. Lucia Dennery Waterfall

    Up a backroad leading away from my village and toward the interior of Saint Lucia is the Dennery Waterfall, a hidden gem. Here are some Girl Guides enjoying the water after our hike up there. 

  6. South Africa South African National Anthem

    The South African National Anthem as sung by students of Gonela Primary School in the Venda area of South Africa. 

  7. Moldova Winter in the Moldovan forest

    The second snowfall in my village, which is enveloped in a centuries-old forest

  8. Dominican Republic Hopefully they will remember when it matters most!

    This is a picture of my youth group learning to put condoms on using coke bottles as props.  One of my students, Arnarldo, said to me at the end of the day, "I just hope I can remember how to put it on when it matters most!"  He meant it innocently but it sure made the entire class start laughing!

  9. Belize chocolate smiles

    belizean music students enjoying a round of birthday cupcakes to celebrate a sunny december afternoon

  10. Colombia Give a Man a Fish.Teach a Boy to Fish...

    Boys fishing on a pier on Baru Island, off of Cartagena, Colombia

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