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    World Wide Schools and Pen Pal Programs

    August 29, 2012

    One of very enjoyable parts of Peace Corps service is the opportunity to connect students from various countries through the World Wide Schools (WWS) program.  As noted in the WWS Match Handbook, “The program is designed to engage students in an inquiry about the world, themselves and others in order to broaden perspectives, promote cultural awareness, appreciate global connections and encourage service”.   Through a “pen-pal” exchange that works along with WWS the students learn about places in the world as…

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    Juliana’s going home

    After more than two years, in two weeks I’m going back home, but in many ways I am starting over, leaving my home.  My life back in the U.S. is such an extreme contrast…

    July 29, 2012
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    One Love?

    When teaching about preventing HIV, probably the main issue we volunteers come up against is multiple concurrent partners. Many people I’ve talked to here say it’s just part of the culture, which sounds like…

    April 16, 2012
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    50 Chickens! Likhoho li teng!

    After months of delay we finally got our layer chickens. The gardens of the community centre have also really started to grow. The chickens are going to provide eggs for the orphans and needy…

    February 5, 2012
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    Kea Kula – Donkey Transport!

    I recently got some pretty severe blisters on both feet. And while not a serious injury, the blisters were bad enough that I couldn’t really walk, and was reduced to hobbling around painfully. Through…

    November 28, 2011
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    Our Ha Mali Community Center

    Juliana Fulton   We are only a month away from opening the Ha Mali Community Center!  The idea for its creation came from hearing all the different problems facing the families in my village when…

    November 2, 2011
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    Journal Excerpt from Sept. 1

    Well I’ve been super busy, with 2-4 things to do every day for these past couple weeks. Today I had a meeting about the community centre in the morning (and building a seed bed)…

    September 28, 2011
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    What 24% HIV+ Really Means

    When I first signed up for my Peace Corps assignment, all that I was told was that I’d be in Lesotho, working with communities on HIV/AIDS. I was very excited about living in Lesotho,…

    September 1, 2011
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    My Household Survey

    It’s taken 40-some hours and over eight weeks, but I have now finished surveying all 210 households in my village.  In the survey I go door to door, visiting and talking with every family…

    June 2, 2011
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