Two Volunteers take part in a training session at local rice paddies in Tlekung, Indonesia (Java Timur). They beat the rice plants to remove kernels, which are later dried to allow removal of actual rice.
Volunteer Paige Gable - Peace Corps Indonesia, 2011-2013 First Place - Providing Technical Assistance 50th Anniversary Photo Contest
This photo was taken in Karfigula, Burkina Faso during a camp for young girls. The camp used soccer as a tool to educate girls on HIV/AIDS. The photo shows Peace Corps Volunteer Brandon Perkins, and Burkinabe counterpart leading a group of young girls in some stretching exercises before an educational match.
"This was taken at the Jane Goodall Chimp Sanctuary in Bujumbura, Burundi. While I was living in Bujumbura on the weekends I used to volunteer at the sanctuary to help feed and play with the chimps. Aly, the chimp in my right arm was one of my favorites and she because a poster child for their fund raising." - Peace Corps Education Volunteer Mike Junge
Barbara Jo White served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic from 1987 to 1989 where she started the Peace Corps World Map project. Today, world maps adorn the walls of classrooms, community centers and buildings in over 70 countries.
"This photo was taken in my first village, a small Bulgarian Muslim community in northeastern Bulgaria. I was playing in my yard one day with three of my girls, and we just enjoyed one another’s company through games, eating apples, and air guitar. This was one of those simple and defining moments of service when I realized, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, that our work here goes far beyond the technical guidelines. As I read before I came, we expect to give, but in fact we receive much more than we are able to share. These girls gave me so much inspiration, love, and hope. I hope I gave them the same. And we will always remain friends!" - Peace Corps Education Volunteer Karina E. Strange