Camille Aragon

Volunteer: Camille Aragon


Youth Development Volunteer

St. Vincent and the Grenadines


2010 - 2012

Contributions from Camille Aragon

  1. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Youth Matters Fixed

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  2. St. Vincent and the Grenadines The Yoga of Letting Go

    A Peace Corps staff member told me last week, "Part of being in the Peace Corps is to feel entirely overcome by a complete loss of control." He couldn't have been more right, and I couldn't have been more blatantly slapped in the face with an internal struggle that had been brewing under the surface for some time now. Upon hearing his words I thought to myself, "Well if I didn't already know before that I'm a type A personality, then I certainly know for sure now." A...

  3. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Finding Truth in Bakes and Cocoa

    “When yah learn from yah eldahs yah learn de truth.” My host mother, Ms. Toney, imparted these words of wisdom to me during my first weeks in St. Vincent. We had been having a discussion about love, life, and the universal pursuit of happiness. I listened as she shared her stories of raising a family in Chateaubelair, her feelings about how Vincentian culture has evolved, and warnings about getting caught up in the local “comess,” or rumor mill. “If a lady nah know who de fadda of she b...

  1. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Mythbusters: HIV/AIDS

    Facilitated by PCV Sheena Williams in St. Vincent, a group of 70+ fourth graders participate in a game which separates myths from facts about HIV/AIDS. The Caribbean region has the highest HIV/AIDS rate in the world, next to Subsaharan Africa.

  2. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Nyron's Laundry

    Nyron helps his mother and grandmother with the laundry one afternoon.

  3. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Child's Play

    As Tia smiled for the camera, the scene in the background reflects a predominant aspect of child-rearing in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Many children receive "licks" from parents and teachers as a result of misbehaving. Corporal punishment is widely practiced in schools with teachers pacing the classrooms, leather belt in hand. In this image, Bianca raises a hand to "Peek-a-boo" after having just been irritated by his teasing.

  4. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Chateaubelair Rainbow

    The view of the bayside from my Peace Corps home in Chateaubelair, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

  5. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Newlyweds in Richmond Vale

    A couple hailing from Chateaubelair, St. Vincent return home for a "backyard" wedding in their hometown.

  6. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Outside Ms Murrel's

    This little girl was outside of Ms. Murrel's shop helping to sweep outside with a broom. Her mother smiles as the young child explores her curiousity of the foreigner with the camera.

  1. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sea Turtles and Climate Change in SVG

    In the summer of 2011 a group of students from a small village in St. Vincent explored the relationship between global climate change, human activities, and sea turtles in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The project is in conjunction with the Palmer LTER (Long Term Ecological Research) network; as such, it will be shared as a learning opportunity for students in the U.S.

  2. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Mattafix & Camp Courage (In My Hometown)

    Mattafix's Marlon Roudette shares about lessons learned growing up in his hometown of St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Camp Courage, a youth empowerment initiative in development by current Peace Corps Volunteers in SVG.

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