Day 74: September 9, 2012 Photo: Futhi and her kid Phai helping me make a path from my front door to the road, lined with flowers.
This is how I remember September 11th.
I went on a school field trip with my teachers and students to the ruins of Old Leon, Nicaragua. After the field trip I was exhausted and hungry. I wanted to get home and make tuna casserole. However, my neighbors were adamant that I watch the news on their television. I acquiesced and found them watching a movie. I kept watching and watching, waiting for the credits to roll across the screen. They kept saying that this was real and happening in real life, that this was no movie, that this was a great tragedy in my country and for the world.
After we understood what was going on, my teachers and friends came to my house to check on me and my family in the States. I had not felt so much love and concern before that moment.
For me, this picture evokes those memories of concern, love, and friendship. I like to remember September 11th as this picture.
- Peace Corps Volunteer R Diehl
Mupundus, a Zambian Bush fruit that tastes of plums
- Peace Corps Education Volunteer Carrie Pavlik
Rice fields in Cambodia
The classroom will be a stimulating environment of lights, sounds and tactile experiences, specially designed to tap into the unique abilities of each student. The students have disabilities such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, or autism, as well as physical and behavioral disabilities. The new specialized learning materials, including adaptive computer technology, will allow each student to explore his or her senses and interact with the world in a more stimulating environment.
- Peace Corps Community Health Volunteer Ana De la Rosa, who is working with her local community to build a new classroom for students with learning disabilities and provide additional training at the local primary school in northern Peru
This photo shows a scene from the first English-language play (The Odyssey) ever to be directed by a foreigner at Lanzhou University. The performers are English major students.
- Peace Corps Education Volunteer Katie Maclean
This photo was taken on May 23, 2009 at a dance competition in Ecuador. Traditional Kichwa dances are performed at every public event in the Napo province and troupes are composed children of all ages. The dance steps describe traditional activities such as clearing fields, making guayusa tea, harvesting cacao and preparing chicha (traditional spit beer).
- Peace Corps Environment Volunteer Laurel Howard
Weekly Awesome Mozambique: Training of Trainers in Zambezia Province
On Thursday July 5th, in Mocuba, Zambezia province, eight Peace Corps Health Volunteers, ten Mozambican counterparts, one representative from PIRCOM (Programa Inter-Religioso Contra a Malária), and one Peace Corps Staff member participated in a general malaria prevention “Training of Trainers.” The purpose of this workshop was two-fold: to propagate malaria prevention messages to the communities where participants live and to prepare PCVs and Mozambican counterparts to assist in the upcoming net distribution and spraying campaigns in the districts where they live and work.
While building wells in a rural community in the hottest months of the year, I stumbled upon this little guy trying to cool off inside a chamber pot.
Peace Corps Education Volunteer Keiko Valente