Teresa Cousins

Volunteer: Teresa Cousins

Bio:

Stationed in the beautiful town of Tafraout, I worked to revitalize our idle youth center. Through extracurricular clubs, english classes and open hours the youth center became a welcoming place for interested community members to learn and socialize.

2005 - 2007


Contributions from Teresa Cousins

  1. Morocco Women are Women- Everywhere

    In the small town where I was a volunteer, women wear long black synthetic sheets of fabric wrapped complicatedly around their bodies. The way it's wrapped creates a hood that can be easily pulled together around their mouthes and noses in the event that a man appears. These women are great mothers and superb caretakers. Everyday they clean their entire house, prepare four homemade meals for their families and even find time to pray five times. To the outsider, these women are uneducated and ...

  1. Morocco It's my party

    Balloons and soda are worldwide symbols of a child's birthday. Here guests of the birthday girl patiently await the cutting of the cake and opening of the bottles.

  2. Morocco Celebrating Culture

    Two young Amazigh ladies show off the traditional dress of their region at an English language summer camp. Despite its small appearance, Morocco is as diverse in language and culture as it is in places to visit.

  3. Morocco Always Room for One More

    Volunteers around the world are no stranger to jamming as many people into public transportation as possible. Someone to the left of the driver? That's disconcerting.

  4. Morocco Peace Corps Carnival

    Kids enjoy face painting, bobbing for apples and other joys of the American way at a carnival put on by volunteers during PST. Volunteer Antoine does his best to keep up with these crazy kids.

  5. Morocco Girls just want to play Soccer

    Before the spring of 2006, the soccer field in Tafraout, Morocco was boys' territory. Girls played informally near their homes or during gym class at school, but what they craved was to play with a real team on a real field.  On the first day of practice, 13 girls showed up, none of whom could hide their smiles as we kicked the boys off the field. "Sorry boys, the girls are practicing here today." The smiles continued as the team jogged a few laps, practiced drills and finally scrim...

  6. Morocco Dress up

    Graduation day for the women at our local Nedi Niswi (Women's Center) is a great excuse for the important folk in town to come out, show their support and drink tea.  As part of the pre-certificate entertainment, many of the students from the center's preschool class performed a variety of songs for the onlookers.  This girl, strikingly beautiful dressed as a mini-Tashelheet bride, looks less than thrilled by her upcoming performance. 

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