Posts tagged Kenya
Posts tagged Kenya
Happy National Peace Corps Week!
Remembering my days living in northeastern Kenya as a volunteer in the 1970s. It was an amazing experience that taught me so much about the developing world — and about myself.
This is a great week to learn more about the Peace Corps mission. It might change the course of your life.
A Peace Corps Education Volunteer teaches AIDS awareness to deaf students using Kenyan sign language.
KEN-2006-D257 on Flickr.
Two youth in Kenya get ready for a soccer match.
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!
A Peace Corps Volunteer congratulates her student on his creation of an HIV/AIDS mural at the Kerugoya School for the Deaf in Kenya.
A Peace Corps Volunteer and her counterpart visit a woman living with HIV/AIDS at her home in rural Kenya.
Kenya - 2006
Safe travel to all the participants who came so far to share their cultures with us at the 2011 Smithsonian Folkife Festival! It was an honor to work with all of them over the last two weeks.
(Source: Flickr / peacecorps)
Warren W. Buckingham III is the director of our Office of AIDS Relief. Diagnosed with HIV 26 years ago, he has spent his career playing a critical role in fighting AIDS domestically and globally, working for PEPFAR and speaking publicly about living with the disease. Learn more about him and the state of AIDS in Africa in this interview from the Science Speaks series on 30 years of AIDS.