For the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps, there is an essay and art contest to remember all of the amazing things Peace Corps Volunteers have done here in Samoa.
I think my favorite story of the accomplishments of former volunteers, was the creation of the flush toilet. When they brought that to Samoa, they renamed the bathroom in their honor. Fale Pisi Koa. Today there are still some that refer to the bathroom by this name.
My students were quick to get involved, and here is a sneak peak of some of their work.
Below is an essay from a year 6 student (she had a lot of fun with the picture choices on Microsoft Word):
My Best Peace Corp
My best peace corp is so beautiful. I am going to tell you about my best peace corp.
My peace corp’s name is Lillian Watson. Her parents are Renee and Richard. She lives in Foailuga. She is twenty eight years of age. She is awesome.
She likes to come to school. She comes to our class every day. When she comes in our class, she does our essay. She likes eating Samoan food like taro and palusami. She has a computer and projector to watch English songs and play games.
She has white skin. She has long brown hair. She types the paper in the computer. She likes to play volleyball.
In conclusion, I love my peace corp.