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  1. Solomon Islands Verandah!

    We waited for a few months for our house to be built; during that time we felt isolated because the temporary digs were not equipped with a verandah, which we noticed quickly was important to every house. All social activity, communication, news-telling and decision-making took place there. When the house was complete and the full-length verandah went into use, Rachel and began our Peace Corps service in earnest.

  2. Solomon Islands Kai kai nao, ia!

    My wife, Susan, and I served as Community Development Workers on the Weathercoast of Guadalcanal Island. One of our major projects involved assisting local villagers to plan and construct a primary school complex. The community held a large, traditional pig feast to mark the opening of the school.  Susan and I donated a pig for the event, and the local chief insisted that I don a bark loincloth and prepare the pig for baking in a stone oven. An offer I could not refuse!

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

Map of Solomon Islands
status
Closed
program dates
1971-2000
current volunteers
0
cumulative volunteers
744

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