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.

1-20 of 20 results
Four adult people stand infront of a crowd of Tanzanian school children holding malaria net materials.

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Lincoln Law. You can read this blog in its original form

Last year I asked myself: should I join the Peace Corps? My answer was, "what am I waiting for"?

A Peace Corps volunteer stands with South African community members outside in front of a bus. There are flip chart papers ta

HIV has impacted many lives in South Africa, both directly and indirectly. I discovered this during my pre-service training and I’ve noticed it more and more during my time working as a health Volunteer. 

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.

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

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.

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.

Literacy Lab LGL

Happy International Education Week!

Nicole Banister, Peace Corps South Africa

Growing up, Nicole Banister moved around…a lot

'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.  

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.

Guatemala smile

Sometimes all it takes is one smile to make a Volunteer feel right at home.

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.

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.

From America, with love

There’s something special about receiving a package or letter in the mail — especially when you’re living and working abroad for two years. 

Moldova Volunteer Albert Sou reading to kids

Beginning in 1986, I served as an early childhood teacher trainer in Haiti. 

Finding their photo voice

One participant had documented a sick man’s trip to a clinic riding on a wooden sled dragged by oxen. Another had photographed a boy immediately after a man had whipped him across the face, and then she chased the man down and photographed him too.