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Naone School Library Update

As many of you may or may not know, it can be challenging to get decent quality books into an outer-island school in Vanuatu. There are a lot of international book donation organizations, but very few of them even consider donations here. Plus, the book donations that do make it into the country tend to […]

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Disability in Vanuatu

Disability is very different in Vanuatu than it is in the US in many ways, but in other ways it is very similar (as should probably be expected). Many of the barriers disabled peoples in the States have fought long and hard battles to tear down are still standing strong here, or are just starting to be discussed. 

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Finish This Sentence: The one thing I wish Americans knew about my country of service is…

Every four months Peace Corps Volunteers are supposed to submit a report about what they are doing at site. Along with reporting what you activities you are doing at site, the report contains several questions that work try to get our thoughts and opinions as volunteers. One of these questions is: Finish this sentence: The […]

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Mother’s Union Day

September 8th is the annual Mother’s Union Day for the Anglican Church of Melanesia. For my Anglican village this is a very busy day of fundraising and entertainment. There was a quite of bit of preparation for the day. Different groups rehearsed for more than a week beforehand on the skits (choreographed group dances) that they wanted […]

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