Sixteen Peace Corps Volunteers in the Dominican Republic are producing and filming a telenovela (soap opera) entitled, “Me Toca a Mi” (It’s my turn) with more than 25 local youth that will be used in classrooms, educational centers, and youth clubs throughout the country. The telenovela is designed to teach life skills and HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness.

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Peace Corps Volunteers serving in Kenya observed that the deaf community gravely lacked resources. Written materials focusing on Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) were scarce to non-existent. Parents of deaf children often did not have knowledge of KSL and had difficulty communication their own children. In an effort to assist the deaf community, Volunteers created posters like this one and, after months of hard work during their spare time, designed an interactive CD-ROM about Kenyan Sign Language. You can read more about it and learn a little more KSL here!

Peace Corps Volunteers serving in Kenya observed that the deaf community gravely lacked resources. Written materials focusing on Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) were scarce to non-existent. Parents of deaf children often did not have knowledge of KSL and had difficulty communication their own children.

In an effort to assist the deaf community, Volunteers created posters like this one and, after months of hard work during their spare time, designed an interactive CD-ROM about Kenyan Sign Language. You can read more about it and learn a little more KSL here!

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“The spirit of Volunteerism: Honoring 50 Years of the Peace Corps Washington DC We joined the returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington and Returned Volunteers from around the world for a walk of flags honoring the 139 Peace Corps countries.”
— Ia Tabukashvili

alumnigeorgia:

“The spirit of Volunteerism: Honoring 50 Years of the Peace Corps Washington DC We joined the returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington and Returned Volunteers from around the world for a walk of flags honoring the 139 Peace Corps countries.”

 Ia Tabukashvili

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Thinking about applying or in the process of applying and getting ready to talk to friends and family about Peace Corps? Check out our interactive Family & Friends Guide! It’s designed to help answer the most frequently asked questions and provide information for the folks “back home” before you embark on the experience of a lifetime.

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"I was visiting Mongolian friends at Tsgaan Sar, the celebration of the lunar new year. Everyone gets dressed up in their best—and these two boys were no exception. The expressions on their faces are so clear—confidence on the face of the boy on the left and uncertainty and timidness on the face of the little boy on the right."

- Peace Corps Business Development Volunteer Judy Gates

"I was visiting Mongolian friends at Tsgaan Sar, the celebration of the lunar new year. Everyone gets dressed up in their best—and these two boys were no exception. The expressions on their faces are so clear—confidence on the face of the boy on the left and uncertainty and timidness on the face of the little boy on the right."

- Peace Corps Business Development Volunteer Judy Gates

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I had just gotten back home to site from being in the city for two weeks of intensive in-service training. I was nervous about returning to site, returning to my normal routine, the seclusion, the intense cultural differences that make living in a village and city so vastly different. The small children always seem to add color and excitement to life. Upon arriving back home from school, there was a group waiting anxiously for me to come back, it was one of the best feelings. I have never had so much fun playing “Go Fish”, a new game for them. They made the transition much easier.

- Peace Corps Education Volunteer Elle Chang, Indonesia

I had just gotten back home to site from being in the city for two weeks of intensive in-service training. I was nervous about returning to site, returning to my normal routine, the seclusion, the intense cultural differences that make living in a village and city so vastly different. The small children always seem to add color and excitement to life. Upon arriving back home from school, there was a group waiting anxiously for me to come back, it was one of the best feelings. I have never had so much fun playing “Go Fish”, a new game for them. They made the transition much easier.

- Peace Corps Education Volunteer Elle Chang, Indonesia

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"My family in the U.S. sent me a care package full of sugar cookies, sprinkles, and icing so I invited my friends and neighbors in Ecuador over to decorate some traditional American Christmas cookies. This photo shows my 8-year-old host niece Roxana enjoying sharing in one of my own family traditions."  - Peace Corps Environment Volunteer	Laurel Smith

"My family in the U.S. sent me a care package full of sugar cookies, sprinkles, and icing so I invited my friends and neighbors in Ecuador over to decorate some traditional American Christmas cookies. This photo shows my 8-year-old host niece Roxana enjoying sharing in one of my own family traditions." - Peace Corps Environment Volunteer Laurel Smith

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