Peace Corps’ Virtual Service provides a unique opportunity for U.S. citizens to donate their services and collaborate online with counterparts abroad on short-term projects. Early pilot participants were also returned Peace Corps Volunteers and for many, engaging online with dedicated counterparts inspired them to serve once more in person.
Libraries make information more accessible and provide places for people of all ages to read, study and learn about the larger world. They’re also valuable as community meeting spaces and technology hubs.
When Peace Corps Botswana Volunteer Katherine Shulock first arrived in her village, local health providers wanted additional support to address a growing amount of young people in their community becoming HIV-positive.
Peace Corps Botswana Volunteer Darren and his co-worker Larona, a community social worker, recently participated in a ten day long camp aimed at providing psycho-social support and health education to 56 youth from rural communities across the Bobirwa sub-district in Botswana.
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness month, Peace Corps Botswana Driver Thobo Tomeltso has penned this poem on the devastating impact gender based violence has on communities and people across Botswana and the world.