Mary in Mozambique

These stories began as letters home to family and friends and have become wonderfully descriptive of the Peace Corps experience. More stories will be added to this page as they become available. Anonymous posting has been requested while the author is in Africa.

Organizing a Mozambique School

Hi everyone! I am doing well, getting into the grove of teaching (which is a lot harder than it sounds) and finally settling in. It almost feels like home away from home. The school system here sucks, to put it nicely. I can’t remember what I’ve already told everyone so I apologize for being...


Tragic Holiday Away from Home

After Christmas update: 12/28 The past few weeks have been a blur. I am not sure if I you by chance saw it on the news but two girls from my group were killed in a car accident. There were three injured and have been released from the hospital, I think both will be going back to the states and they...


Tragedy in Mozambique

Two Peace Corps volunteers in this training group died in an automobile accident as they were preparing to move to their permanent assignment. The Peace Corps announcement is included here to help explain the continuing messages coming back to the United States. The link provides additional...


Packing for the New Assignment

Not too much is changing right now. We just are kept so busy. I’ve started packing because Peace Corps is taking over half our stuff and shipping it via plane or bus to our sites a week before we get there. Thanksgiving was amazing. I was cranky for most of the day because I took my malaria meds but...


Model School and Road Trips

It’s been way too long since I last sent an email, I apologize! I have been so busy. The Peace Corps does not allow us to have any free time during training but I am glad to be kept busy; it means a lot less time to be homesick. For the past few weeks they have been preparing us for model school....


Adjusting to Life in Mozambique

All is well as we move into week 3. I was a little sick from food poisoning but other than that, perfect health! The only bad thing about my family is my sister Neda. I thought I would be able to deal with her for the next 8 weeks but I have already found I am getting short with her. She is the...


Mozambique Peace Corps Volunteer

September So the first few days have been the most insane, rigorous, exhausting days of my life. All I want to do is sleep and yet when I get the chance we only have around 6 hours to do so! I am here with 51 other education volunteers. We are all going to teach Math, Science, or English. Yesterday...


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