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Stories from Comoros

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

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HBCUs, or historically Black colleges and universities, are an important component of Black history in the United States.

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Returned Volunteers leverage Peace Corps service to improve communities at home.

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This is part of a series of Q&As with returned Peace Corps Volunteers who identify as first-generation college students and/or new Americans. Learn how they navigated the challenges of the decision-making process and service abroad!

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February is nationally recognized as African American History Month.

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Once I found out about Peace Corps, every fiber of my being told me that this was the perfect way to not only start a life of global public service, but also one where I could use my skills of leadership, diplomacy and management in an unconventional way. I could be the change I want to see in the world.


Running has been a large part of my life for the past five years.



Lindsay Morrison

I'd only been in Comoros for a few days, and in fact was enjoying my first Iftar during Ramadan, when our country director Dan pulled me aside. 

Tourki Mohamed Ali teacher training workshop

My name is Tourki Mohamed Ali and I was born in Ouzio, in the north of the island of Grande Comore. 

Comoros Let Girls Learn

Cross-cultural communication is at the center of Peace Corps Volunteers' work in communities across the globe.

Beekeeping projects are ideal for international development programs because they're gender-inclusive, require no land ownership and have a low investment cost and encouraging short-term rewards. 

10 things I've learned

Between my experiences in Sierra Leone and Comoros, I’ve spent nearly two amazing years in Africa. I’ve still got another 9 months of service, but here are some things Peace Corps has taught me so far.

As the tourism and marketing advisor for the Comoros National Office of Tourism, I find it surprisingly difficult to write about tourism… particularly in Comoros, where there is currently none.

Comoros Peace Corps Response

Building an environmental program, raising conservation awareness and establishing an EFL program are just a few of the projects facing Peace Corps when it re-enters Comoros in early 2015, 20 years after it left the small island nation.