Healthy Living in Zambia

AshleyFrom the Midwest to Zambia, this blog showcases a Peace Corps Volunteer’s experiences in the Community Health Improvement Project.

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  • Girls Can Code! Technology Camp, January 2017
      About a year ago Daniel Bevington was at the provincial house working on a Raspberry Pi ( He told me about a vision he had been working on that involved teaching young people to code in Zambia. He had been working on a teaching young people about technology in his...
  • ZamLife in a Day
    Ever wonder what a day in my life is like? Well, now is your chance. Peace Corps Zambia sponsored a “ZamLife in a Day” contest where they asked volunteers to create a 3 minute video showcasing their daily life. I had no idea how much fun it would be to make...
  • People Who Inspire: Victor Mwakalombe
    Meet Victor Mwakalombe, an artist in Mansa, Luapula, Zambia. Victor is one of the kindest humans I have met. He created our Girls Can Code! logo, created an amazing painting a few friends and I commissioned for our wonderful friend, painted bookmarks that I brought to trade with new Peace Corps friends...
  • Abantu mumushi balenkoselesha ukubombesha.
    A few weeks ago, I was invited to give a speech at an International Volunteer Day event sponsored by the United Nations Refugee Agency. I was asked to speak in Bemba (the local language in the area where I live) on the theme of Global Applause. Instead of praising myself and...
  • Girls Can Code! The Count Down.
    Two days until blast-off and the Girls Can Code crew is hustling and bustling to get things ready. Take a look at all we’re doing to prepare! via The Count Down — Girls Can Code! ...
  • Mwansakombe Rural Health Center Renovation Project… Part 1: The Grant
    I am proud to announce that the Mwansakombe Rural Health Center Project Committee’s newest endeavor has been officially funded by the United States Peace Corps! The Project Committee and I worked together to identify areas of need in our community and then created the Mwansakombe Rural Health Center Renovation Project. When Rachael Brennan,...