Unitate Summer Camp

The Unity Community Center ran a two week summer camp for 25 students and had 8 youths volunteer during the camp.  There were great activities everyday and I am really grateful that I work with some amazing women at the center. Ludmila, Liliana and Viorica are in the first photo with hand painted “Unitate” branded … More Unitate Summer Camp

Grant Writing and Creating a Better Summer Camp

In the beginning of 2018, Liliana and I started talking about what project could use additional funds to improve the already great services that the Unity Community Center provides.  We discussed the idea of improving the summer camp that the center had produced for the last two years and how that could be enhanced in … More Grant Writing and Creating a Better Summer Camp

Creating a Tech Club

There is a chart for Peace Corps service that talks about the sweet spot of the intersection of the country priorities, the local community priorities/resources and the volunteers skill set.  For me, this spot is with technology and digital communications. I love technology and thinking about the future. I follow futurist thinkers, I enjoy reading … More Creating a Tech Club

View inside the mystery building and Ziua Nistrului

As villages/towns/cities expand and contract, there is always a building or two that sits dormant for awhile.  And my village has one in the center of the village. I have asked about it and was told it was some sort of bank / accounting center during the Soviet times. Every time I saw the building, … More View inside the mystery building and Ziua Nistrului

Health Day at the school and teaching photography

At the end of May, the school had a health day that consisted of the students and teachers doing exercises together and running either around the school or the fields. The students were separated by grade with the primary grades doing races with potatoes, the older girls playing a form of catch volleyball  and the … More Health Day at the school and teaching photography

Stefan Voda Wine Tour

My birthday celebrations continued as several other volunteers and I visited several wineries in my raion (District/County) the weekend after my birthday.  Moldova has some of the best wine in the world and we visited two of the best, Pucari and Et Cetera. We stopped by an Italian Pizza resturant (L’angolo Italinano pizza) for probably … More Stefan Voda Wine Tour