Posts tagged Thailand
Posts tagged Thailand
“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.”-JFK
We made it!! Group 125 officially swore in as Peace Corps Volunteers in Thailand today :) Here’s to two great years!
A little peek at my site! Click on individual pictures for a larger view :)
Look what came! The @peacecorps #HIV #Awareness 2013 calendar. And that’s my #picture on the cover! #peacecorps #thailand
Practice Makes Perfect!
Two students demonstrate proper condom usage on a realistic model at a “Love Your Body, Empower The Mind” gender empowerment and sexual health camp in Thailand. The local hospital graciously lent us these models to use as well as their time. An HIV/AIDS nurse came to my camp to help educate the students about HIV/AIDS, proper contraception utilization, as well as to destigmatize using a condom. The students each had a chance to practice their newfound skills.
Peace Corps Community Development Volunteer Kyle Livingston
Peace Corps Volunteer Roger Brubaker of Lancaster, Pa., is working with his community in Thailand to prevent incidences of Dengue fever by promoting the use of homemade mosquito traps. To date, Brubaker has helped more than 900 community members build the mosquito “ovitraps” with common household products.
the 9th annual Thai Youth Theater (TYT) Festival organized by Volunteers in Thailand.
Thailand - 1984
A Peace Corps Volunteer helps build playgrounds out of recycled tires in Thailand
Peace Corps Volunteers around the world use holidays like Halloween to share American culture with their students.
Yai Gong, my 104 year old grandmother in the host family I lived with in Northeast Thailand, is pleased. She speaks only “Issan’” and I barely speak Thai. Her days consisted of sorting chili, making sweep sticks and chewing beetle nuts. No spoken communication happened by we shared watermelon and everyday she would ask about my wonderful teeth. One day I polished my nails and decided to pamper her too. Soaking her hands, putting lotion on them and finally a pale pink color. All the time she was very interested what was happening as I jabbered on in English, Thai and Lao. Finally, a small, sweet smile came to her face. Cultural exchange in a manicure.
Peace Corps Education Volunteer Linda Prinsen