Peace Corps service is no doubt a transformational time for every volunteer.
I took a selfie nearly every day for the 775 days of my service; watch how the time changed me.
I spent 775 days in Peace Corps The Gambia. But how do you truly measure that time when so many of the experiences can’t be explained? How do you count the moments of love, the lessons in resilience?
There’s something incredibly special about watching your loved ones accomplish their firsts. Their first time eating ice cream, swimming in the ocean, seeing an airplane….
While the brutal chaos that unravels in “Lord of the Flies” is famous around the world, research suggests human nature is to respond otherwise in…
Who said a classroom had to have four walls? As a single working mother, Habbie rarely has a break, so I thought it’d be fun to move our study session to the riverside on her day off. She’s studying to take the high school exams, so she can meet the prerequisites for nursing school.
In The Gambia, it is culturally inappropriate to talk about menstruation. Even mothers rarely discuss it with their daughters, bolstering myths and stigmas that have lasted for generations. Islamic tradition dictates menses as “dirty” and bans women from touching the Koran or praying when they are menstruating.
Watch Gambian high school students make murals to keep their community healthy.