March132014

(Source: minumteh, via bookishfellows)

2PM
senegallife:

Comment: iamsidibe said “Photo of a photo taken at my mother’s Peace Corps host village in Senegal. My mother lived in Senegal for four years where she built a school, dug wells, planted trees, and well, made me. Earlier this year, I visited her village family and they showed me this picture. Life had come full circle.
#tbt #senegal #babel #peacecorps #villagelife #henna #impact #touch #memories #myheartisinafrica”

senegallife:

Comment: iamsidibe said “Photo of a photo taken at my mother’s Peace Corps host village in Senegal. My mother lived in Senegal for four years where she built a school, dug wells, planted trees, and well, made me. Earlier this year, I visited her village family and they showed me this picture. Life had come full circle.

#tbt #senegal #babel #peacecorps #villagelife #henna #impact #touch #memories #myheartisinafrica”

(Source: instagram.com, via peacecorps)

March92014
malawhee:

TWO REASONS TO DONATE TO CAMP SKY:
Dennis and Ester.Ester has been the top girl in her class all four years of high school. The statistics for girl students in Malawi is tragic- last year at my school we only had 4 female seniors pass their MSCE. But Ester is different. Though quiet, she is very hardworking and borrows more books from the library in one term than most students do in one year. I am so proud to announce that last term, not only was she the first girl in her class, she was the first student overall.Dennis is my favorite student I have ever had ever. His smile and enthusiasm brightens my day; he is naturally smart, curious, and hardworking. One of my favorite things about Den is he is eager to apply what he learns. Whenever I teach him something new, whether it’s the benefits of moringa or a study skill- he’s excited to show me he’s using the new techniques. Dennis is a natural teacher and leader, constantly helping his peers (without him my computer class would be impossible.) He, more than anyone I’ve ever met, deserves a chance to escape poverty and follow his dream of helping others as a doctor. These two excellent students will be joining more than 70 other students just like them. Your small contribution will go a long way and hopefully give them the boost they need to reach the potential I see inside of them. Thank you: https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=14-614-002

malawhee:

TWO REASONS TO DONATE TO CAMP SKY:

Dennis and Ester.

Ester has been the top girl in her class all four years of high school. The statistics for girl students in Malawi is tragic- last year at my school we only had 4 female seniors pass their MSCE. But Ester is different. Though quiet, she is very hardworking and borrows more books from the library in one term than most students do in one year. I am so proud to announce that last term, not only was she the first girl in her class, she was the first student overall.

Dennis is my favorite student I have ever had ever. His smile and enthusiasm brightens my day; he is naturally smart, curious, and hardworking. One of my favorite things about Den is he is eager to apply what he learns. Whenever I teach him something new, whether it’s the benefits of moringa or a study skill- he’s excited to show me he’s using the new techniques. Dennis is a natural teacher and leader, constantly helping his peers (without him my computer class would be impossible.) He, more than anyone I’ve ever met, deserves a chance to escape poverty and follow his dream of helping others as a doctor. 

These two excellent students will be joining more than 70 other students just like them. Your small contribution will go a long way and hopefully give them the boost they need to reach the potential I see inside of them. 

Thank you: https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=14-614-002

February242014
peacecorps:

Help us spread the word about Peace Corps Week 2014 by changing your social media user pics to this fancy #PCWeek2014 icon!

peacecorps:

Help us spread the word about Peace Corps Week 2014 by changing your social media user pics to this fancy #PCWeek2014 icon!

February172014

escapeintoearth:

sometimes it baffles me when people don’t want to go out and adventure, camp, appreciate nature, enjoy plants and gardening, just being outdoors, traveling like what more to life is there?????

(via infinityandabroad)

8AM

onyva:

Ku du tukki khamul dekk bu nekh.
He who does not travel does not know home.

-Wolof Proverb
January202014

peacecorps:

Peace Corps Volunteers Christelle Domercant and Ursula Wright recently practiced our Second Goal by sharing the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with preschool students who are learning English in Costa Rica!

December12013

quads-for-the-gods:

bottlesofnerdfightingelephants:

damnoosa:

nessthebeautifulmess:

Powerful & creative imagery

the food and education made me sad.

I have always been fascinated by these ‘world of 100 people’ things, I remember spending hours thinking through the ones on a poster at church when I was 9 or so. It really, really makes some really important stuff so blindingly clear, in numbers we can understand. And it should, I hope it does, inspire us to act. 

Amazing post.

(Source: iraffiruse, via asideofirreverence)

November252013

peacecorps:

In developing nations, a relatively simple footbridge can make the difference between getting an education and staying at home, between receiving health care and being sick. 

Peace Corps Response Volunteer Nate Bloss has been working with Bridging the Gap Africa as a project supervisor in Kenyan communities where people and economies are affected by the ability to cross waterways safely.

Check out these pictures from the “walking world” – and see how a bridge can make all the difference.

November102013
June22013
hesjealousforme:

Make a difference.

hesjealousforme:

Make a difference.

May302013
peacecorps:

A little motivation for those of you who are working on finishing your applications!

peacecorps:

A little motivation for those of you who are working on finishing your applications!

May212013

Peace Corps Announces New Service Opportunity for Same-Sex Couples

peacecorps:

We’re proud to announce that we will begin accepting applications from same-sex domestic partners who want to serve together as Volunteers overseas!

Same-sex couples may begin the application process starting Monday, June 3. 

May132013
May102013

peacecorps:

“When a student sees a postcard sent from a faraway place and realizes it’s addressed to them, it sparks an enthusiasm for learning English that the textbooks don’t match. Even my least motivated students will call me aside to help them decipher new words and phrases.”

- Peace Corps Volunteer Matthew Borden, who is teaching students in his Indonesian community English with the help of postcards through a project he calls Postcards to Java

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