Derek Martin, PeaceCorps Senegal 1993-1995

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WorldWide Schools presentation of m service in Senegal. Supports the 3rd goal of the Corps: bring culture back. Presented to schools and community groups.

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Derek Martin, PeaceCorps Senegal 1993-1995

  1. 1. Derek Martin, Senegal RPCV 1995
  2. 2. What is the Peace Corps?In 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps to promote world peace and friendship.Its mission has three simple goals: 1.Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. 2.Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served. 3.Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
  3. 3. Who and Where?More than 195,000 Peace Corps Volunteers haveserved in139 host countries
  4. 4. What do they PC Volunteers Do? Current Programs Education Youth Outreach Community Development Business Development Agriculture and Environment Health and HIV/AIDS Information technology
  5. 5. Republic of Senegal• Population: over 11 million, 70 percent live in rural areas• Democracy with 7 year presidential term• Religion: 95% Muslim, 4% Catholic, 1% animist
  6. 6. Friday Prayer
  7. 7. Ethnicity & Language in Senegal Peul Serer 24% 15% Lebou 10% Jola Wolof 4% 43% Mandinke Other 3% 1%
  8. 8. First Day….Stage
  9. 9. Home Stay: Cisse Family
  10. 10. Cheik the Sai Sai
  11. 11. My Personal Space
  12. 12. A jangi Pulaar
  13. 13. Feeling confident before the Village
  14. 14. Transport
  15. 15. Kalidou & Maimouna Diallo
  16. 16. Kids on the well
  17. 17. Ousman Balde #1 & #3
  18. 18. My Bathroom
  19. 19. My Hut
  20. 20. Family Compound
  21. 21. A Day in the life…Breakfast
  22. 22. Greetings….1.Salaam Aleikum “Aleikum Salaam”2.On Jarama?3.Tana Ala?4.Mbad-Da a Galle?5.Ana Celli? “Jam Tan”6.Mbad da Ligge woni?7.Mbad da Sarre woni
  23. 23. Pindy Diallo (the dinner bandit)
  24. 24. Dry Season
  25. 25. Wet Season
  26. 26. Industry: Cattle
  27. 27. Milk
  28. 28. Rice
  29. 29. Peanuts
  30. 30. Fish
  31. 31. My Partner, YaYa Kande
  32. 32. My “Sidekick” Cato
  33. 33. Projects Unsuccessful projects = Imposed approach without local ownership • Cultural festival • Merchant community Bank • Batik Brothers Successful Project = locally generated, driven, and sustained • Banana plantation • Traditional Wrestling • Market Garden • Soap making• Community lending
  34. 34. Wrestling Project
  35. 35. Konkoran – spiritual police
  36. 36. Village Idiot
  37. 37. Basaari Rites of Passage
  38. 38. “Le Masque”
  39. 39. The Fight
  40. 40. Boy becomes a man
  41. 41. 28 months later….
  42. 42. Giving Back – The impossible equation Your Involvement Your •Experience •Learning Community •Maturity •ConfidenceYOU How can you get involved?
  43. 43. Questions?

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