Cameroon

Stories from Cameroon

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Cameroon.

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6 counterparts we're thankful for

When a Peace Corps Volunteer arrives in their host community, they’re paired with a counterpart.

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A woman sits on a rock overlooking a green landscape in Cameroon

I teach French at Flintridge Preparatory School in Los Angeles. 

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renee7

While still in its infancy in Cameroon, beekeeping has proven to be an extremely worthwhile practice among early adopters. 

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Mbiyeh Library.LibraryProject.MaiyaBlock

When a strike broke and schools were closed in the region where science teacher Maiya was posted, students no longer had access to libraries.

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Madame Victorine Chia displays the beehive that she built after a technical session on hive construction

Situated in the hills of northwest Cameroon, Belo is a village made up of subsistence farmers primarily cultivating staple crops such as corn and beans. 

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Alexander Schwartz

I remember it like it was yesterday. 

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TuesdayRose.Cameroon.5

When I got to my village, a sleepy town of 500 nestled in the mountains of the Adamawa, I was shocked to find out that the HIV/AIDS prevalence in the health area was 9.1%.

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DavidDobell.Cameroon 1

My town is a place where HIV, gender equality, and health decision making are rarely discussed in a public forum.

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Photo.RyanFisher.HIVEducation.2

At my former site, schools were unexpectedly closed for a time. Because adolescents were not attending school, the local hospital noticed an increase of early pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

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