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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VIDEO: "Nous Sommes Ensemble" (We Are Together)

"In Cameroon, we live by a saying – nous sommes ensemble. We are together. Regardless of the circumstances, I am your brother, she is my sister, and we are together navigating through life's challenges and mishaps. It's victories and triumphs. We are united by joy and joy undoubtably results in unity." – Peace Corps Cameroon Volunteer Kevin Tang

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VIDEO: Joy, highlighting happiness in Cameroon

"A typical day in Cameroon is full of joy and happiness. Every Friday, a group called “Mbiykici”(I plant a tree) meets in a small village in the north west of Cameroon to make music by singing, playing traditional instruments and enjoying a cup of palm wine or honey drink. People around them dance, laugh and share what makes them happy, to the rhythm of one of their favorite Cameroonian songs, 'We are one, we are together.'" – Peace Corps Cameroon Volunteer Jomara Laboy-Rivera

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Rachel Chaikof cochlear implant

Since Peace Corps’ inception in 1961, more than 60 deaf Americans have successfully served as Volunteers. An additional 138 Americans with some degree of hearing loss have served since 2001.

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Cameroon is a country with a rich culture and unique traditions. Dancing and music comprise a huge part of Cameroonians’ lives, whether at clubs or gathering with neighbors.

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Wendy Peace Corps to Apple

After spending 27 months in a small village in rural Cameroon as a Volunteer, picking up and moving to Shanghai was nothing for returned Peace Corps Volunteer Wendy Lee, even without a job or friends there.

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Bill Huffman

In 2011 at age 57, I took a sabbatical from my engineering career to re-join the Peace Corps, serving three years in Mali and Cameroon.

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Anna Nathanson Cameroon

There are as many different ways to be a Peace Corps Volunteer as there are Peace Corps Volunteers.

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Rachel Chaikof packing

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

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Moldova Volunteer Albert Sou reading to kids

Beginning in 1986, I served as an early childhood teacher trainer in Haiti. 

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VIDEO: Stomping out malaria goes local

Volunteers are making a difference for people in host communities by working across Africa to prevent malaria, educate and support people who are afflicted or at risk. 

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