Peace Corps

Educating Deaf Communities in Peace Corps Kenya

Peace Corps Kenya began in 1964 and remains one of the oldest Peace Corps programs in Africa. Over six thousand Peace Corps Volunteers have served the people of Kenya in meeting its development goals by providing expertise and training in various disciplines. In 1992, the … Continue reading Educating Deaf Communities in Peace Corps Kenya

Festival Audio – Conversation: “What Peace Corps Volunteers Do”

This installment of Festival Audio features a conversation with two returned Peace Corps volunteers: Jimmy Schneidewind, who served in Mozambique from 2007 to 2009 in HIV/AIDS and health education, and Yung-Mei Haloski, who served in China from 1997 to 1999 as a university English teacher. … Continue reading Festival Audio – Conversation: “What Peace Corps Volunteers Do”

Opika Performance Group from Perechyn, Ukraine

The Opika Performance Group from Perechyn, Ukraine, reconnects local orphaned children with their region’s culture and heritage through performances of Ukraine’s diverse song and dance traditions. The group prepared an original performance for the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Videography by Michael Headley, Mitch Malasky, and … Continue reading Opika Performance Group from Perechyn, Ukraine

John Garamendi on his Peace Corps Experience in Ethiopia

Congressman John Garamendi and his wife were both Peace Corps volunteers in the late 1960s. In this video of a discussion at the 2011 Festival, Garamendi describes how the community in which he was living in Ethiopia reacted to the assassinations of Reverend Martin Luther … Continue reading John Garamendi on his Peace Corps Experience in Ethiopia