Stories from Madagascar

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

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Making handwashing a habit — today and every day

The sun was directly overhead when I reached my neighbor Vola’s home.  

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For Peace Corps community counterpart Josoah, there are no better coworkers than Peace Corps Volunteers.

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Alton McCall TEFL Volunteer

I’ve always been inspired to travel. 

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Madécasse Tim McCollum

Tim McCollum is one of two returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Madagascar and returned home to create the company Madécasse, which produces fine chocolates while investing back in Malagasy communities.

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Gathering more information for the puberty book

I started serving in Madagascar in March 2013, and it is hard for me to imagine a more rewarding or exciting opportunity than the chance to return to the country I had grown to love and appreciate during my two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. 

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Gabrielle Skillings Let Girls Learn Madagascar

Many Peace Corps Volunteers find that some of the most impactful and meaningful projects involve educating and training youth.  

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gabrielle teaching

TEFL Volunteers at three pilot posts began their training in 2014 with online courses, and in the two years since then, have participated in teacher training at their posts, taught English classes with host country partners, shared experiences with other Volunteers in communities of practice, honed their classroom skills, and much more.

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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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Improving rice farming in Madagascar