How a PCV puts it gently

Muddling my way through 2 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Obviously, this tumblr does not reflect the views of my host country or the US Government.
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WORKING WITH YOUTH:

HOW THEY LOOK AT ME WHEN I EXPLAIN WHAT WE’RE DOING:

WHAT THEY DO WHEN I SAY SOMETHING WRONG IN THE LOCAL LANGUAGE:

WHAT I FEEL LIKE DOING AFTER MOST SESSIONS:

BUT WHEN THINGS ACTUALLY GO AS PLANNED AND THEY SEEM TO HAVE LEARNED SOMETHING:

- Costa Rica

MEETINGS:

WHEN YOU PLAN TO HAVE A MEETING AND NOBODY SHOWS UP:

SO YOU LEARN FROM YOUR LESSON AND CALL AN HOUR BEFORE THE MEETING TO CONFIRM THAT IT’S STILL HAPPENING AND STILL NO ONE SHOWS:

SO THEN YOU CALL AGAIN AND THEY TELL YOU NOW ACTUALLY ISN’T A GOOD TIME:

AND THEN YOU JUST SWALLOW YOUR ANGER AND AGREE TO ANOTHER TIME THAT YOU KNOW PROBABLY WON’T HAPPEN EITHER:

- Costa Rica