Stories from Jamaica

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

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Cambodia water project

Around the globe, Peace Corps Volunteers work with local counterparts to design and implement safe, affordable and sustainable water and sanitation projects.

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The Eastern View, Blue Mountains

Around dusk at my new home, I climb pon di oustop* to see Kingston turn on her lights as the dimming sun shoots pink, purple and peach across the sky. 

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Tubig, nsuo, wata, water

It goes by different names: tubignsuowata. In my childhood home, the H2O flowing through our pipes was known best as “water.”

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Practicing sight words with one of my students

"Yow brownin! Yuh lookin nice and sweet today honey!" Okay, thanks.

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Let Girls Learn Jamaica

“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates

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Guatemala smile

Sometimes all it takes is one smile to make a Volunteer feel right at home.

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peace corps patch in space

As any Peace Corps Volunteer knows, there can be a lot of downtime during your service. Meetings are late, people don’t show up to events they said they would, no one comes to school on a rainy day, time is just… slower.

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Kelvin Grant Jamaica

I grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, a predominantly Black county right outside of Washington, D.C. 

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