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  1. St. Lucia Boys in St. Lucia

    We met these boys while hiking in remote Belle Vue, St. Lucia.  They were helping their father who was a coconut farmer. While much of the island has access to North American amenities such as cable tv, Costco-style super markets, and wifi, these boys were the essence of natural innocence.

  2. St. Lucia Coming Together

    During one of our fundraising awareness walks that we organized, some of the children were spending their time hugging and drinking water.  Just goes to show the Diabetes walk influenced more than just awareness to the issue, but a coming together as well.

  3. St. Lucia Dennery Floods

    In October 2010, one week before my COS date, my village of Dennery on the east coast of St Lucia flooded. It was a devastating flood and many homes were damaged. Here is a resourceful member of my village getting around by refrigerator. 

  4. St. Lucia Walking Grande Anse

    Grande Anse Beach is located at the undeveloped Northeast corner of St Lucia. This is where Leatherback turtles lay their eggs from April to August each year. A group of PCVs camped-out on the beach with our tour guide and woke up at 2am to watch a leatherback lay her eggs. Here are four of us enjoying the scenery. Photo by Julie F.

  5. St. Lucia Coal Pots for Care

    In the course of my year long after school programme here in St. Lucia, I held a three day workshop on how to make coal pots.  It included 15 children ages 7-16 and involved both girls and boys.  All of the children took to it very fast.  They were given lessons on how to use the coal pots following. 

  6. St. Lucia Girls Circle

    I have organized and facilitated an empowerment group for girls between the ages of 9-16 called Girls Circle.  The Circle provides a support system for the girls with role models and peers alike.  One of the sessions during the 10 week Relationship building segment was traditional peace tea ceremony.  The girls could not talk and were asked to only communicate through eye contact while they shared tea and biscuits. 

  7. St. Lucia Solar Ovens

    I did a summer camp in August 2010 for my Girl Guide Company and we earned the Climate Change and Food Security badge. Here are some girls putting together their solar ovens for one of our activities that week. 

  8. 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. 

  9. St. Lucia World AIDS Day 2009

    I was invited to give a talk on HIV/AIDS at my village primary school as part of World AIDS Day 2009. This is a picture of all the Grade 3 and 4 students at my session. 

  10. St. Lucia Girl Guides

    In December 2009, the 24 members of the Girl Guide company I formed at my village primary school became official "Guides" and did their promise ceremony with officers from the St Lucia Girl Guides Association. 

  11. St. Lucia Girl Guide Ceremony

    This is my entire Girl Guide Company gathered together after the Promise Ceremony in December 2009. 

  12. St. Lucia Greasy Pole Madness

    This is a picture of me and a couple of friends erecting the greasy pole as part of Independence Day activities in St. Lucia.  While it looks difficult putting it up, it certainly proved much more challenging for community members to scale to the top and claim the cash prize, and of course, a bottle of rum. 

  13. St. Lucia Future Farmers of St. Lucia

    I have a good size farm in my backyard that grew mostly weeds. I asked 2 neighborhood boys if they wanted to clear it for me. They agreed to EC$10.00 each and set about with tools that outweighed them. The adults in the community criticized me for using boys to do a man's job. On the third day the boys were joined by other friends and worked to complete the job for gratis. As the boys worked the conversation was constant and about the games they would buy with the money. Ten minutes after pay...

  14. St. Lucia Chestnuts in St. Lucia

    Working with volunteers in St. Lucia was an eye opening experience to the Peace Corps Caribbean world.  One night we spent crabbing and boiling chestnuts over open flames...

  15. St. Lucia St. Lucian Cooking

    Working with volunteers in St. Lucia was an eye opening experience to the Peace Corps Caribbean world.  One night we spent crabbing and boiling chestnuts over open flames...

  1. St. Lucia Cooling out at NSDC

    Staff, employees and trainees alike viewed 17 and 18 December 2002 at the National Skills Development Center with great anticipation.  It was our annual Open Day, a chance to showcase our new-found skills and abilities to the entire community.  Months of preparation went into everything from each class’s display, to the layout of the presentation rooms, to the sequence of events for the two days.  We were bolstered in our efforts just a few days before the event when we heard that the Governo...

  2. St. Lucia The Human Body: An Advanced Course in Patois

    While serving as a PCV on the island of St. Lucia, I really enjoyed the opportunity to have a crack at learning another language, and had the chance to take extended Patios lessons alongside a fellow PCV and friend.  One of the most satisfying and amusing parts of my Patios lessons was learning seemingly inapplicable vocabulary that somehow extraordinarily enough found its way into everyday conversations. One day, when my fellow PCV was disappointingly absent attending a meeting, leaving me f...

  3. St. Lucia Living Without Nelbert Phillips

    Nelbert Philips was a plump 12 year-old sixth grader that constantly projected a mischievous grin that contrasted against his dark complexion. When asked a question, he would tilt his head slightly to the left and ponder your motivation for asking.  Slowly that smile would emerge and his face would expand. Sometimes he would answer, other times he would shy-away and disappear into the background.    Nelbert’s friends were also the quiet and shy types, more studious, less “troublesome.” On th...

  4. St. Lucia The Reality of Reality TV

    For the St. Lucian tourist industry, the world recession seemed to have bypassed the island like the September hurricanes thanks to the reality TV show, The Bachelor. Some of you might recall Jake taking Vienna to the Soufriere Sulphur Springs. The scene of them frolicking in the gray colored mud with a bottle of champagne nested along side Jake’s submerged hip, was indelibly imprinted in the minds of every June bride. They all longed to repeat that exact moment and many did. Like everything...

  5. St. Lucia PICTURESQUE POVERTY

      As one islander recently put it when referring to the social conditions of the island, “The problem for us is that our poverty is picturesque...”  How appropriate and astute. As any tourist might attest, the brightness of colors, the majestic scenery and the contrast of living conditions on St. Lucia make every view a postcard snapshot.  However, there is little about life here that is sterile or sanitized. That is not to say that everything posses a health risk. To the contrary, life her...

  6. St. Lucia Contemplating Coconuts

    Why is he putting coconuts on his roof? Ah, it must have a leak. Yes, that is it. The roof has a leak and people know how to use resources here to their advantage. But how will he fasten them to the roof? Humm. Maybe he will poor cement on top of them. Builders use cement for everything. But why didn’t he put a layer of cement down before carefully laying the coconuts onto the roof? And, why does he need coconuts and cement? Why not just cement? I don’t see any cement bags.Maybe he is an arti...

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Map of St. Lucia
status
Open
program dates
1961-Present
current volunteers
73
cumulative volunteers
3,638

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