South Africa

Stories from South Africa

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

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Peace Corps Volunteers and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority members in South Africa

Peace Corps Volunteers found a common thread through their sorority and have supported one another throughout their journey.

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Hallie Gayle served as a primary education volunteer in Limpopo, South Africa. She taught English to grades four, five and six at a primary school.

Maybe you join the Peace Corps to help communities on a large scale but the longer you stay, the more you realize that helping just a few people is just as great and maybe all we can do. 

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making reusable menstrual pads in South Africa

One day at school in my village, one of my 7th grade learners was crying at her desk.

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Literacy Lab LGL

Happy International Education Week!

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Nicole Banister, Peace Corps South Africa

Growing up, Nicole Banister moved around…a lot

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'We are the Girls of Tomorrow!'

The idea for the Girls of Tomorrow Program was born while waiting on a taxi one early September morning.  

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Lynne Newlon

At her retirement party, Lynne Newlon thought she was saying goodbye to her 30-year career in public service. For her, retirement meant more time at home with family and friends and finally tackling the stubborn home projects she had put off for years.

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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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George Nishikawa began his Peace Corps service as an education Volunteer in South Africa in 2012.

On July 12, 2012, George Nishikawa began his Peace Corps service as an education Volunteer in South Africa.

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WATCH: Peace Corps Viewpoints: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the Peace Corps is especially proud to recognize the work and contributions of all of our AAPI Volunteers do to spread peace around the world.

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