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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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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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. 

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Moldova Volunteer Albert Sou reading to kids

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

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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.

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