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Peace Corps volunteers spend their first three months in Burkina Faso in intensive training. They live with a host family in the training city (Bobo-Dioulasso for our group), and they spend six days a week in classes studying French, local history and culture, technical information on health and education, and local languages. My recollection is that, during my training, the rest of the time (Sunday) was usually spent doing laundry. Laundry took most of the day, and we needed a lot of instruction from the family on how to do it right, including when to turn things inside out and what direction to wring them. 

As part of training, health trainee/volunteers spend several days and nights working with health centers in villages near Bobo, and education trainee/volunteers spend four weeks teaching "model school" with students from the Bobo community who choose to attend extra classes at vacation school.



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Some of the best trainers and staff in all of Africa

<<Siaka T, Jean-Baptiste, Vincent, Nicole, Cathy, Jules, Bintou, Caro
(Summer 2000)

Noelle, training coordinator, and Aziz, with the mathematics and science facilitators 
(Salam, Bonswende, Romy and Sou) 
at the Swearing-In ceremony
(Summer 2001)>>


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New trainee/volunteers get to know their facilitators>

Summer 2001


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<Education trainees work in small groups with their Burkinabč trainers and a few experienced volunteers.

Summer 2001



Language Class--

Theo helps David and Elin with French>

Summer 2001


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Scenes of Model School

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<Alison talks with some students 
before a test

Kara does the hokey-pokey with her middle-school-age students>

Summer 2001

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