Peace Corps Zambia – Moving into the Village

After the swear-in ceremony, Lusaka shopping, and late-night celebrations, 72 new PCVs parted ways for their respective provinces. Twenty three Northern and Muchinga volunteers squished into three cruisers for a 12-hour journey to the provincial house in Kasama. It wasn't the most comfortable journey, but we eventually made it. The provincial house is a resource … Continue reading Peace Corps Zambia – Moving into the Village

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Officially Peace Corps Volunteers: Swear-in Ceremony

*I've tried several times to upload photos, but don't think it's going to be possible here in the village! On May 3, 2018, the Peace Corps family received 72 new volunteers. For the first 11 weeks in country, we technically were Peace Corps Trainees. It was not until we took an oath at the swear-in … Continue reading Officially Peace Corps Volunteers: Swear-in Ceremony

Peace Corps Zambia: Culture Day & the Last Day of Training

Eleven weeks of non-stop sessions, learning, practicals, tests, integration, travel... pre-service training is over! On the last day, the trainees and trainers put together a final celebration to conclude the three months of hard work (and sometimes not so hard work). We each were allowed to invite two members of our host family, so Adam … Continue reading Peace Corps Zambia: Culture Day & the Last Day of Training