Senegal

Stories from Senegal

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

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I have been welcomed with open arms from my friends, crinkle-eyed smiles from my elders, and by the sticky kisses of children who love to poke at my chronic sunburn from the moment I set foot in Boki Diawe, a lovely road village in the northern region of Senegal.

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The sun went down a few hours ago but it’s hot.

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Volunteer Evelyn creates a coloring book series for kids that include themes of gender equity and inclusion.

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Peace Corps Senegal Volunteers have been working for years towards cleaning this country through waste-removal projects.

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Local Language and Community Health

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Every weekday at 6:30pm, Volunteer Yi packs her sports bag and heads five minutes down the road to her karate gym.

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Several Nepalese women and one American volunteer, all in colorful clothing, sit together on a porch reading and smiling.

From rural villages to busy cities, women are the backbone of society. They are health care professionals, local organizers, inventive entrepreneurs, sustainability-minded farmers and dedicated educators.

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