Peace Corps Volunteer Builds First Bathroom in Senegal School

Peace Corps Volunteer Karen Chaffraix is working with her community members in Senegal to install the first bathroom facility at a nearby elementary school. The new three-stall facility is complete with running water for hand-washing and will help prevent water contamination and disease through safe and effective waste disposal.

“Continued community participation is essential to the success of the project,” Chaffraix said. “Hopefully those involved will be empowered to undertake future projects and will contribute to improved health and sanitation for all.”

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Tuma Sala- First Amerindian Resturant in Georgetown

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imageimageOur interview with a local Native Guyanese, Angela is of the Patumunu tribe. One of nine Native tribes of Guyana! She was open to share her knowledge and show us how to cook one of her amazing dishes served in her restaurant Tuma Sala which is an authentic Amerindian cuisine located in Georgetown. We were thrilled to be able to interview her and get an insiders perspective of Guyana culture!imageimageimageimage

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Calling all Current and Returned Volunteers! 
Show us the Peace Corps experience through your lens and your photo could be part of our next nationwide advertising campaign.
The Peace Corps Viewfinder Photo Contest invites current and returned Volunteers to submit photos that best visually represent the contest theme, “Life-defining moments during your Peace Corps service.” 
Winning photos will be considered for a professionally-designed advertising campaign, published to a variety of online advertising platforms, and pitched to national publications!

Calling all Current and Returned Volunteers!

Show us the Peace Corps experience through your lens and your photo could be part of our next nationwide advertising campaign.

The Peace Corps Viewfinder Photo Contest invites current and returned Volunteers to submit photos that best visually represent the contest theme, “Life-defining moments during your Peace Corps service.” 

Winning photos will be considered for a professionally-designed advertising campaign, published to a variety of online advertising platforms, and pitched to national publications!

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Take my picture

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What you see in this picture comes from a place where the road surrenders to the earth.

What you see in this picture is the reason I traveled 6,400 miles.

What you see in this picture is the reason I am learning to speak another language.

What you see in this picture is braver than you or I.

What you see in this picture could have been you or I.

What you see in this picture is a girl who will learn to tend her own garden and avoid malnutrition.

What you see in this picture is the reason I will not leave Africa.

This picture is so many things, but it was made possible because you were a great friend, teacher, farmer, or family member that believed in me.

This picture

is for you.

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Camp GLOW: Girls Leading Our World…in Funyula

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Camp GLOW: Girls Leading Our World…in Funyula

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“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud” -Coco Chanel

I coordinated a Camp GLOW: Girls Leading Our World, in my local community where we focused on character development, health/healthy living and professional development. Camp GLOW is a PEPFAR and Peace Corps initiative, they hold large regional camps annually in Kenya. I applied for a grant through World Connect to host…

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