Friday Morning // St. Lucia
During an intimate gathering before he addressed the staff of Embassy Guatemala City, the Secretary chatted with the incoming class of Guatemala Response volunteers. MORE
Nepal - 2011
"I think their favorite part of the tour though was playing on the beach because many of them had never seen the ocean before.”
A group of Peace Corps Volunteers in Namibia recently came together in collaboration with a local nonprofit organization to lead a week-long educational tour of the country for 40 at-risk youth. The tour is an annual initiative led by Peace Corps Namibia’s diversity committee aimed at providing orphans and marginalized youth — many of whom have never traveled outside of their own community — with the opportunity to explore Namibia, develop a respect and appreciation for other local cultures, and build healthy lifestyle and leadership skills.
"I love the ocean and have shared that passion with kids in my community. The potential for tourism and economic development exists here, but a focus on coastal conservation is needed to realize that potential."
Peace Corps Education Volunteer Patrick McGettigan, who recently organized a three-day Ocean Fair in Mozambique to promote coastal conservation
While walking in Jozani Forest, Zanzibar in April 2011, I was able to capture many photos of these Old World monkeys, yet this was the only one who did not seem frightened as I approached.
Peace Corps Agriculture Volunteer Chuck Cascio