Edwin Staples

Volunteer: Edwin Staples


Spouse Rachel Tausend and I served in the Solomon Islands as Rural Community Education volunteers, 1993-1995, then took an extension transfer to Suriname, and worked as Volunteer Sector Coordinators for SUR 1 and SUR 2, 1995-1996.

1993 - 1995

Contributions from Edwin Staples

  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.

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