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The New Normal

Now that I’ve lived in Zambia for over a year, I can pretty confidently say that I’ve assimilated to living and working in a rural town in sub-Saharan Africa.  974 more words

Leaving On a Jet Plane

I pay attention to the time. For me, being “on time” is actually arriving about 10 minutes early. 513 more words

Armenia

20/20: Cambodian kids have the best eyes on Earth

All 1,000 students in my villages primary and high schools had their vision checked this week. A couple of weeks ago, Shreya gave me an idea to do eye exams at site and I thought it was something I could make a huge project out of: checking to see who needs glasses, procuring a donation of eyeglasses, creating a system for choosing which prescription to give each student, etc. 261 more words

WATCH: Every girl deserves an education

More than 62 million girls around the world are not in school. The White House, Peace Corps, USAID and others are working with organizations around the world to Let Girls Learn. 13 more words

Peace Corps

Who Needs an Oral Historian When There's YouTube, Man?

 “If you want to kill a proud man, supply his everyday need; in the long run you will make him a slave.” -Kocc Barma Fall… 1,808 more words

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Peace Corps Viewpoints: The LGBTQ Volunteer Experience


During Pride Month, the Peace Corps celebrates the contributions of LGBTQ Peace Corps Volunteers. In 2013, Peace Corps started accepting domestic partners. Peace Corps Volunteers Jessica and Khayla share their story as a same-sex couple in Ecuador. 6 more words

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Camp GLOW!

This past weekend we hosted the first ever Camp GLOW in Svay Sisophon, the capital of Banteay Meanchey province, from Friday until Sunday, and I’m happy to say it was a big success! 286 more words