Swaziland

Stories from Swaziland

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

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STEM Swaziland

As I walk up the dirt path to my bus stop, I’m greeted by the bomake (women) already there waiting.  Their tattered dresses are perfectly washed and ironed.

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Business Class Graduates

When I arrived in my community in Northern Swaziland, I wasn’t sure how I would be occupying myself for the next two years. 

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Classroom Teaching

After two months of in-country pre-service training, I had some ideas of what I thought would be good projects to implement once I arrived in my community.

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Swaziland Backdrop

In a community on the edge of a mountain range in the tiny kingdom of Swaziland, I have had a home for the past two years. Fresh fruit is abundant here; I mark the seasons not by the calendar, but by the colorful edibles that paint the landscape.

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Zach Teaching

I hoped to have them see their own education as an investment in themselves, not just a place to go and listen to a teacher.

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Kirby and his host mother in traditional attire at their chief's installation ceremony.

So, what exactly do you do?

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Swaziland Life Coach

I started my training to become a life coach long before I knew what a life coach was. 

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Swaziland HIV/AIDS Boot Camp

Following Peace Corps' first-ever HIV Boot Camp held in Zambia, Gini, Amelita and I — Swaziland's representatives — had the opportunity to present our newly acquired knowledge, skills and passion at our group's mid-service training.

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love marriage and peace corps

The village where I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania was poor by every standard. But oh my, did they know how to throw a great party.

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