Posts tagged reblogs
Posts tagged reblogs
Nyuso za Tanzania, a set on Flickr.
Portraits of the kindest people I have ever met whilst living in Tanzania, serving in the Peace Corps.
In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to recognize African American leaders who exemplify City Year’s refreshed organizational values.
1) Service to a Cause Greater than Self: We dedicate ourselves to addressing shared civic challenges through unified action.
Aaron S. Williams, Director of the Peace Corps, is a perfect example of this City Year value. Williams served in the Peace Corps from 1967-1970 and then became the coordinator of minority recruitment and project evaluation officer for the Peace Corps in his hometown of Chicago from 1970-1971. Williams has also done a lot of work supporting international development all over the world outside of the Peace Corps as well.
To learn more about Aaron Williams, click here.
“The spirit of Volunteerism: Honoring 50 Years of the Peace Corps Washington DC We joined the returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington and Returned Volunteers from around the world for a walk of flags honoring the 139 Peace Corps countries.”
— Ia Tabukashvili
My students in Kyrgyzstan assist in giving an HIV/AIDS training to students in honor of World AIDS Day.
The Beginning of the End of AIDS
Click here to read a trasncript of remarks made by President Obama at George Washington University on World AIDS Day.
My favorite photo ever. When I extended my contract with Peace Corps, I went to work for a HIV-service NGO in Morogoro called Faraja. This girl’s smile was captured at a play day for kids living with or affected by HIV. The image hangs on my wall and reminds me that there’s joy to be found in utter disparity and ugliness.
What a beautiful photo! Please considering contributing to the Peace Corps Digital Library. We would love to include it in our collection!
1970s Peace Corps Ad
We love this but can’t find it in our archives! Does anyone have any more info about it?
This is my first time in United States, and I think it was a wonderful idea to start in DC, all activities were interesting and well organized, however I would like to mention Mr. Akram´s presentation, for me, he was great, it was very illustrative to learn about…