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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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Peace Corps Liberia - Lizzy Schwenne

As a Peace Corps Response Volunteer, Lizzy Schwenne’s role is to work in collaboration with The National Malaria Control Program, President’s Malaria Initiative, and Peace Corps to support malaria initiatives and programing in Liberia.

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Last month, Peace Corps Liberia completed its last cohort training for community health workers (CHWs) in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. The training brought together over 42 participants including traditional midwives, district health officers, communities’ health committees, and other staff from various health facilities in Grand Bassa.

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Take a look at seven Volunteer positions you can apply for today that are dedicated to strengthening health systems.

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I wanted to do more than teach students — I wanted to train teachers who would continue to reach students after I left.

A Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia in the early 1970s.

Ultimately, my staff employment at Peace Corps greatly influenced my decision to become a Volunteer. In June of 1971, I received my college degree. In July I left for Philadelphia to join a group of other Trainees.

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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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Utilize your skills to educate emerging health care professionals and improve health care systems with Peace Corps Response.

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Most Peace Corps Volunteers serve in one community for two years. I am now twenty months into my service in Liberia as an Education Volunteer. . . and living at my third site.

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Last year over 8200 students and 800 teachers in Liberia learned phonics from the Let’s Read! program.

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It is no surprise that Gender Equity is a global issue.

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During Peace Corps’ history, the Boston metropolitan area has consistently ranked as one of the top Volunteer-producing areas in the nation.

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Joni says her house in Liberia is much more than a place to eat and sleep. It's home.

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Peace Corps Volunteers come to service with a wide variety of skills, perspectives and life experiences.


Time and time again I heard similar frustrations at my site: members in the community struggled to feed their children and to find the money for their children’s school fees.  

Growing myself in Peace Corps Response

For many years I knew that the Peace Corps would be a wonderful experience for me. 


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