Kenya

Stories from Kenya

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

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As the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted learning in schools, one Volunteer made a difference by teaching deaf children in Kenya and training their teachers online.

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Megan Browder and Beaded Masai Women

Megan Browder worked in the Maasai Mara region, where she helped a community establish a women self-help group through a small table banking club.

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JFK

As Peace Corps commemorated its 60th anniversary, a virtual panel discussion was held on March 3 with returned Volunteers who were personally impacted by President John F. Kennedy, who established the agency in 1961.

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I was a 7 year old in Detroit when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I can still remember my teacher screaming and crying after hearing the news.

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

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As a child of immigrants let me tell you: there is a comfort in being surrounded by people that look like you and, even more so, when they are using your language.

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Male Peace Corps Volunteer stands outside a school, signing to deaf students.

From serving as role models to engaging in secondary projects, Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Peace Corps Volunteers often bring valuable perspectives and skills to their host communities.

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Ever since I was a kid, I thought about joining the Peace Corps.

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Happy International Education Week!

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