Guinea

Stories from Guinea

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

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Person walks on a bridge in Guinea
Large group of people in front of building

When I was young, and still living in Burkina Faso, I was impressed by projects Peace Corps Volunteers had organized in the villages, and I never forgot.

Two women with cloth

The beauty of Peace Corps Response is its ability to adapt and adjust relatively quickly to new realities.

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Our approach to development centers on people-to-people connection.

Woman in blue shirt surrounded by school children from Panama

Peace Corps Response sends Volunteers on highly specialized assignments for 12 months or less. If you have a background in teaching English as a foreign language, special education, or developing training materials, these might be the positions for you!

Priscilla Ibrahim 1

Growing up as the daughter of Egyptian immigrants, I lived in two worlds simultaneously. 

11 interesting volunteer opportunities for 12 months or less

Peace Corps Response offers volunteer opportunities for experienced professionals to serve in communities around the world. 

VIDEO: Highlighting home in Guinea
Girls education is top priority for a growing public
October 11 marked International Girls’ Day, and Guinea volunteers celebrated this special day with the international community of Peace Corps volunteers (PCVs).
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It is rice and sauce day in and day out. People warned me of what was in store before arrival but it is truly incomprehensible until you start eating leftover rice for breakfast everyday for two years.

Binta looked down as she spoke, with her finger inching in and out of her nose. 

Jenn Clowers and Jane Moore visit a women's artisan co-op in Niger.

Jane Moore and Jennifer Clowers share a bond beyond that of mother and daughter. They both committed themselves to Peace Corps service—with about four decades in between.

Georgia Fourth of July

When Peace Corps Volunteers commit to 27 months of service, they're also committing to spending at least two Fourth of July holidays overseas.

girls soccer Tanzania

Live Your Goals is a slogan of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. However, "living your goals" is more of a dream than a reality for millions of girls globally.

Sahara Desert, 1967

The first time I was sworn in as a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) was in May 1965. Fifty years later I was sworn in as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Cotonou, Benin.

Kristine Schantz story

I left for Africa at the age of 22.

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