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

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

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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

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

(Source: collection.peacecorps.gov)

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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


“I’m inspired by the work of Peace Corps Volunteers around the world. Volunteers share their creativity and compassion with their local communities. I hope this print inspires the next generation of Volunteers.” - Shepard Fairey

Fairey has a personal connection with the Peace Corps through his sister, who served as a Volunteer in Togo.

“I’m inspired by the work of Peace Corps Volunteers around the world. Volunteers share their creativity and compassion with their local communities. I hope this print inspires the next generation of Volunteers.” - Shepard Fairey

Fairey has a personal connection with the Peace Corps through his sister, who served as a Volunteer in Togo.

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