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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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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From a counterpart to an intern

Time is a resource and every young person must contribute part of his or her resources to benefit the community.

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Yi Peng

From the traditional (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah) to the fun (Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day) and the obscure (Roadkill Cook-off, Burning Man, the Gilroy Garlic Festival), Americans celebrate many different festivals with friends, family and strangers alike.

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swaziland glow camp

Serving in the Peace Corps is an interesting beast. The experience varies from one person to another, from one country to another, from one village to another. You might spend days reading in your hut after heat or rain canceled all your meetings. Or you could be busy from dawn till dusk.

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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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