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Author Archives: Kim Schmahl
I kicked off June with a week of welcoming a new group of volunteers to Liberia: Peace Corps brought LR-8, the newest cohort of education volunteers! I got the opportunity to to help out with the first week of their … Continue reading
In the last couple of months, in between teaching, celebrating my birthday and enjoying plum (mango) season, I’ve also had the chance to attend a few different trainings that I wanted to share! Workshop #1: Literacy and Phonics … Continue reading
Last Wednesday was my birthday! Here’s how I celebrated here in Liberia… As my actual birthday was a Wednesday, it was a regular school day so I had school in the morning. But not only was it my birthday, April … Continue reading
We have had many chances over the years to visit the Kennedy Space Center. Kathryn had an internship a few summers ago in Cocoa Beach, FL, which is just 15 minutes away from the Kennedy Space Center. And we spent a … Continue reading
It’s been a month and a half since my last post from Liberia so it’s time for an update! Here’s what’s been going on this holiday season… In Liberia, they have Thanksgiving but they celebrate it the first week of … Continue reading
As an education volunteer, my main assignment in the Peace Corps is teaching at the local high school. I’m teaching math to the 10th and 11th graders. It’s hard to believe but I’m already more than 2 months into the … Continue reading
It’s been over a month since I last posted from Liberia! Here’s what’s been going on… Early in the morning on August 18th, we boarded a bus to head into Monrovia to go to our swearing in ceremony, held at the … Continue reading
After a few weeks of lessons at the training center about teaching strategies and classroom management, we had our first chance to try them out in the classroom! For 3 weeks, we taught in the Peace Corps Model School, where … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, our training group took our first trip to Liberia’s capital city, Monrovia! Here our some highlights from our three days there… The Ducor Hotel – on our first day in Monrovia, we visited the Ducor Hotel. Once … Continue reading