Liberia

Stories from Liberia

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

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Teaching students to question the world around them inspires critical thinking outside of the classroom and creates space for empowerment. 

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Serving in Liberia is fulfilling my childhood goal of giving back to my homeland of Africa.

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This year on April 25th we commemorated the 10th annual international recognition of World Malaria Day—a day on which we bring attention to and celebrate efforts to combat malaria globally. 

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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. 

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To be honest, I had no idea that May is Asian American Heritage Month. 

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Mosque in my community

To say I was nervous would be an understatement. 

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In her community, Peace Corps Liberia Education Volunteer Kayla sees, experiences, and fights against gender inequalities in community, school, and secondary projects. 

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Big Belly

In Liberian English, pregnant women are referred to as big bellies. It is not an insult nor is it uncommon to hear someone greet a pregnant woman in the community by calling “big belly, how everyting?”

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Peace Corps Volunteer Tisania wondered why the young women in her community bleached their skin and straightened their hair. We are in Africa, she thought, shouldn’t a Black woman’s natural beauty be appreciated?

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