Jardinage, Peace Corps Burkina Faso December 1-4, 2010 -- Peace Corps Burkina Faso volunteers gathered in Bobo to participate in a gardening formation led by food security expert, Andre Oule. The group of over 20 volunteers helped at-risk populations learn gardening skills to improve nutrition and serve as an income-generating activity. Started with 50 views on December 12th 2010
Planting Banana trees in Vanuatu
"Peace Corps volunteers help local Ekipe Villagers in Vanuatu located in the South Pacific. Apparently the extra helpings of taro maniok have given Max too much strength as he goes elbow-deep in soil. Nice wan!" Started with 4 views on November 7th 2010.
Week 44 October 31th 2010
Making Apple JuiceLindsay Toler is currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Moldova, Europe's poorest country. She teaches health to 5-11th graders and helps the local medical center plan public health seminars. In this video, Lindsay's host father (the jolly man handing you an apple in the third photo) and some friends make apple juice after gathering apples from the orchard. While they did not ask her to help, they did graciously let her get in the way with her camera.http://peacecorpslindsay.com/
Started with 105 views on October 31th 2010.
See her latest video Cutting a pig... warning it is graphic.
First Bell "Lindsay is currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Moldova, Europe's poorest country. She teaches health to 5-11th graders and helps the local medical center plan public health seminars. In this video, 1st grade students sing "Hai la scoala," which means (roughly) "Let's go to school" during the traditional First Day of School ceremony on the front steps of their new school. The ceremony ends with two 1st graders and two seniors ringing the first bell of the school year." For more, go to http://www.PeaceCorpsLindsay.com Started with 30 views September 5th.
Malaria! "Free time and creativity unite to fight the evil forces of West African mosquitos! This is Peace Corps in action... rewriting the lyrics to our favorite songs, and then choreographing and performing them for the amusement and education of the new PC trainees in country!" PCVs Mali
Mack's Youth Institute "This is just a short film introducing some of the sights and activities that are carried on here at Mack's Youth Institute in Bartica, Guyana. Although the original intention was to raise funds for the project, those funds have already been raised. So, this video is for you to enjoy and learn about what we are doing here, and if you were one of those who did donate, thanks so much." more....
Outdoor Ambassadors Summer Program is a project designed and implemented by Peace Corps volunteers and their Albanian counterparts, that seeks to engage youth in environmental preservation activities in cities and towns around Albania. more
http://20somethingfinance.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/peace-corps1.jpg Saturday wall of text: What is the Point of Peace Corps?
"This is a question I suspect is on the minds of many volunteers in South Africa—what the hell am I doing here? It’s a difficult question in the abstract, not least because there are dozens of countries involved, each with its own training program, staff, and host country support. I’ll start with the training program—is Peace Corps sending adequately-trained volunteers to their permanent site?..." more