The President wants YOU to consider becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer!
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Check out this video for the facts about malaria in Africa and the grassroots efforts of Peace Corps Volunteers to save lives in the communities where they serve.
Peace Corps Community Development Volunteer Elizabeth Ogunwo is working with her host community in Senegal to build working bathrooms at a local primary school and establish a trash removal system in her neighborhood.
She Works, She Lives! (Elle Travaille, Elle Vit! French, 2008) is a documentary that explores the role of women in Senegalese society and highlights the importance of girl’s education in particular. Each of the five Senegalese women interviewed for the film come from diverse backgrounds and followed distinct paths to get to where they are today. Some of them come from small villages while others come from urban environments, some from supportive families and others from less supportive families. But at some point in their lives, each of these five women realized that she had the potential to be more and to achieve more than what was expected of her. This documentary looks at the histories of these inspiring women, the feelings they have about their work and their upbringing, and their hopes for the future of women in Senegal.
The film is being distributed to Peace Corps Volunteers and schools throughout Senegal along with a packet of supplemental educational materials to facilitate discussions regarding the role of women in Senegalese society.
WARNING: This video of two Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who found love after they served is too cute. Proceed with caution!
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone in the Peace Corps family!
How does Peace Corps help Volunteers develop professionally?
"It’s really interesting how language isn’t always the most important thing to have a strong connection with someone."
Our first Google Hangout starts in 15 minutes!
Peace Corps Volunteer Tiffany Saria works with Grassroots Soccer in Zambia, using soccer to teach HIV-prevention. She uses innovative curriculum, games and soccer activities to education youth about HIV transmissions and life skills.
Maternal Health “Ah ha!” Moment - Peace Corps Service Leads to Career as a Midwife
In this video,Peace Corps Volunteer Caitlin Givens talks about her “Ah ha!” moment in the Sahel desert that led her to shift career paths and become a midwife. During nursing and midwifery school, she serves as a doula and helps women plan for labor and birth. She now draws from her Peace Corps experience to connect with and care for women from diverse backgrounds in the U.S.
Life is calling. How far will you go?
The Peace Corps Trainees featured in this video were sworn-in today with the rest of their group in Nicaragua. Hear what they had to say before leaving for the experience of a lifetime. And our congratulations to all of the new Peace Corps/Nicaragua Volunteers!