"[Students] might not be able to talk to their parents or teachers, but because I’m an outsider, I’m approachable for a topic that might otherwise cause discomfort."- Peace Corps Volunteer Kaleb Brown, Ukraine
This photo was taken on a field trip to visit Association du Jour in Casablanca during a 3-day VAST Grant Training that was organized for Volunteers and their community partners. Most people in Morocco know of HIV/AIDS but they have never met anyone infected by it due to a high level of stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV/AIDS. The highlights of this field trip are captured in this photo: putting a face to HIV/AIDS for Moroccans, Volunteers connecting community partners with leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Morocco, and eliminating stigma and discrimination in Morocco. Association du Jour is the first community association of people living with AIDS in Morocco. - Peace Corps Health Volunteer Diana Yan
This photo was taken on August 2, 2009 with one of the several Window of Hope groups that I worked with in Namibia. Window of Hope is a UNICEF driven educational program made up of lifeskills and HIV/AIDS education workshops. We met twice a week for several hours to discuss things that many young students encounter throughout the world including self-esteem issues, gender issues, pregnancy and HIV/AIDS education. It was a safe-haven for students who could not speak openly due to traditional stigmas on feelings, and general fears or questions children have growing up in a rural hostel school. This group has just finished the program! - Peace Corps Education Volunteer Melissa Becci
This photo was taken on May 22, 2011 during a soccer tournament. Honduras Peace Corps Youth Development Volunteer Ashley Bass was giving a “charla” or chat, about the proper use of a condom to a large group of young men during a break in a soccer tournament promoting the education and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
A Peace Corps Volunteer and her counterparts at an HIV/AIDS awareness gathering in Suriname.
Volunteer Danny Lovell and his host mother enjoy a snack together in their small village in Armenia. In the beginning, Lydia’s family lived in the home as well, but they eventually moved to Germany. Though Lydia spoke in a heavy and difficult to understand dialect, she and Danny were able to find a way to communicate.
Volunteer Emily Haas - Peace Corps Armenia, 2009-2011
Second Place - Sharing Overseas Culture with America
50th Anniversary Photo Contest
Thailand - 1984
My women’s sports club in Iargara, Moldova. I was inspired to start this club due to women being turned away at the local gym. The men believing women are incapable of working out. We proved them wrong! - Peace Corps Volunteer Jamie Lee Frits
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.
Vintage Peace Corps PSA - The Cattleman from Colorado