New on Tumblr: Remembering U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens
Botswana is known for its basket weaving, ostrich egg shell jewelery, and hopefully soon, its sculpture. This was created at the Thapong Visual Arts Centre in the capital city, Gaborone. - Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Alexis Kanter
Check out this lovely photoblog about one RPCV’s experience in Botswana.
- Where did you go to the bathroom?
- Was there toilet paper?
- BUT HOW DO YOU FLUSH THE TOILET?
- How did you wash your hands?
- SO THE BOYS AND GIRLS BATHROOM IS THE SAME THING?!
- WAS THERE PRIVACY? (they were really fixated on the no running water part)
- Why do people in Ghana like to repeat words…
I slept under a bed net every night for over a decade. And, actually, they were a pain in the neck to sleep under.
Obviously, I’m tired when I go to bed. I would be lying if I said I always wash my face before I go to bed – sometimes that is just too much effort. Sleeping under a bed net took…
I’ve just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the next two chapters of my Life Without Lights project - with the goal of getting the work in front of policy makers, as the UN has made 2012 it’s year to focus on energy access. Donor rewards include prints, solar lights from D.light Design, and more, especially for those of you in the energy sector. Please have a look, re-post, and consider contributing. Thanks!
Did you know Peace Corps recruiters are also Returned Volunteers? Here’s Regional Recruitment Supervisor Erin Carlson (RPCV, Guinea) in mid-catch at the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle, Washington, during a recruitment event earlier this month.
Photo by Amy Donnelly, Boston Red Sox
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joe Kennedy III (Dominican Republic, 2004-2006), whose great uncle President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps in 1961, throws the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox/Cleveland Indians game on Friday, August 4.
I’ve added a “Tearsheets” section to the main Life Without Lights site: http://lifewithoutlights.com/#/tearsheets
Check out Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Peter DiCampo’s amazing Life Without Lights project, where he chronicles life without electricity around the world.
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers add signs showing the distance to the capital of the countries where they served during the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
This is the first World Map Project map, the beginning of a standard Peace Corps activity. Maps are still being created today around the world. Dominican Republic - 1988
Come to the Smithsonian Folklike Festival to see Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Barbara Jo White demonstrate the World Map Project she created!
Peace Corps’ New York Regional Recruitment office staff celebrate the unveiling of the updated New Jersey highway sign commemorating the service of NJ Peace Corps Volunteers in honor of the Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary