A Week in Photos: Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. with the other blog winners.
Washington D.C. with the other blog winners.

Throughout the week we gave presentations, taught in classrooms, toured several buildings, served on Q & A panels and represented 7 different countries: Mozambique, Senegal, Zambia, Morocco, Jamaica, Ethiopia, and of course the Philippines.

Presenting at the White House
Presenting at the White House

Want to see my White House presentation?! Here is the link to my YouTube video: “Let Girls Learn Philippines.” The theme this week was “Let Girls Learn.” Hearing stories about the challenges women face particularly in countries like Mozambique and Ethiopia, I really came to appreciate the opportunities women have in the Philippines.


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Meeting the Peace Corps Director Carrie
Meeting the Peace Corps Director Carrie
My family came to see my presentation!
My family came to see my presentation.
A Zambia and Philippines combined culture table.
A Zambia and Philippines combined culture table.

Between congressional visits, visiting the Environmental Protection Agency, and touring National Geographic it is hard to pick a highlight from our busy week. I have now been to all 8 floors of the Peace Corps Headquarters which is full of colorful cubicles, candy and flags from all throughout the world. But the absolute best part of the week was teaching in Washington D.C. schools! Students could not believe that Filipinos eat balut or that coral is an animal. I even got to perform our OPAG employees day dance routine in one of the classrooms.

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2 thoughts on “A Week in Photos: Washington D.C.”

  1. Hi Sara Jean Thank you for sharing your experience this week in DC. We are so proud of you & you look fabulous. So glad your family was able to come be with you. Such an exciting time for all of you. Good luck on your next journey. Love, Aunt Cindy & Uncle Dave

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  2. Incredible video, SJ! Dave and I are pretty pumped that you gave a speech at the White House! And teaching in classes sounds like it would be right up your alley. So did you have a class of students in the Philippines write letters to a class of students in the USA and then vice versa?

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