stompoutmalaria:

Weekly Awesome Senegal, part V

Volunteers in the Tamba region of Senegal took the fight against malaria on the road, biking to nine villages with messages about preventing and treating malaria. Knowing that some volunteers bring a variety of surprising talents to country with them, they decided to make the project as inclusive as possible. A “tam-tam” drum, used to get everyone’s attention and bring the villagers to a centralized location, opened each event. The volunteers introduced malaria concepts with skits, then asked a community health worker to do a health talk about malaria and to answer questions from the villagers. Finally, the volunteers demonstrated how to make neem lotion, a natural mosquito repellent made from cheap, readily available ingredients and the leaves of the neem tree.  

Peace Corps Senegal Tamba Tambacounda Weekly Awesome malaria neem reblog

stompoutmalaria:

Called “ashwabi” in the local language of Pidgin from Cameroon, this fabric was made for the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps. The background lists every Peace Corps county in Africa, and across the “ashwabi” says “50 years” in each country’s official language.  Pretty cool!

It arrived at our 2nd Boot Camp via our two Cameroon attendees. Thanks guys!

50th Anniversary Cameroon Peace Corps Pidgin ashwabi reblog

whereintheworldisflick:

I need to start uploading more photos. So here is the dusty sunrise as seen from my schoolyard the other day. We are in the middle of the dry season now and it hasn’t rained in 6 weeks or so. This coupled with the dirt road beside our school means a lot of dust gets kicked up. Not good to breath but it sure does make for a nice early morning photo.

whereintheworldisflick:

I need to start uploading more photos. So here is the dusty sunrise as seen from my schoolyard the other day. We are in the middle of the dry season now and it hasn’t rained in 6 weeks or so. This coupled with the dirt road beside our school means a lot of dust gets kicked up. Not good to breath but it sure does make for a nice early morning photo.

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