Visit to Eco-Village

On Saturday August 25, I visited one of the most amazing places in Moldova, Eco-Village Moldova. It is a sustainable living and community space. The buildings were created using local materials and the inside walls were painted with mineral paint. Straw was tested against reeds for construction; reeds won as they don’t compress as quickly. … More Visit to Eco-Village

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

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

Encouraging Volunteerism in Women from the Village

In March, I attended two workshops that included women from my village and two of my partners.  It was held by Concorida, an NGO that supports the elderly and children in my village. Many of the attendees are retired teachers and staff from the mayor’s office. At the first session we discussed our values and … More Encouraging Volunteerism in Women from the Village