stompoutmalaria:

Called “ashwabi” in the local language of Pidgin from Cameroon, this fabric was made for the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps. The background lists every Peace Corps county in Africa, and across the “ashwabi” says “50 years” in each country’s official language.  Pretty cool!

It arrived at our 2nd Boot Camp via our two Cameroon attendees. Thanks guys!

50th Anniversary Cameroon Peace Corps Pidgin ashwabi reblog

thelifeguardlibrarian:

In 2008, 796 million adults worldwide (15 years and older) reported not being able to read and write and two-thirds of them (64%) were women (see Table 1). The global adult literacy rate was 83%, with a male literacy rate of 88% and a female literacy rate of 79%. More than half of those unable to read and write – 412 million – lived in Southern Asia. A further 176 million adults were in sub-Saharan Africa. Together, these two regions accounted for three-quarters (74%) of adults unable to read and write worldwide.
 
Learn more on UNESCO’s Literacy Factsheet.
h/t tumbledbookshelf!

thelifeguardlibrarian:

In 2008, 796 million adults worldwide (15 years and older) reported not being able to read and write and two-thirds of them (64%) were women (see Table 1). The global adult literacy rate was 83%, with a male literacy rate of 88% and a female literacy rate of 79%. More than half of those unable to read and write – 412 million – lived in Southern Asia. A further 176 million adults were in sub-Saharan Africa. Together, these two regions accounted for three-quarters (74%) of adults unable to read and write worldwide.

 

Learn more on UNESCO’s Literacy Factsheet.

h/t tumbledbookshelf!

UNESCO education librarians libraries literacy reblogs

freshtodeathindo:

Peace Corps forces you to appreciate the simple things in life…

pizza hut + japanese gelato (mint, oreo, green macha) + tujungan plaza + sitting/flushing toilets + sleeping with A/C + hot shower + 3 fantastic friends = a successful 3rd annual 21st birthday. 

(PCVs Angela, Taylor, & Allison, bear hugz) 

happy 5 months, ID 2 (5) aka ID FLY! 

5 month anniversary peace corps indonesia 23 birthday surabaya good friends pizza hut gelato toilets that flush air conditioning is heaven