I know this post is 3 months behind, but a lot of folks at home have asked me what this Peace Corps fair thing was all about.
Peace Corps Burkina Faso hosted a 3 day 50th Anniversary fair to celebrate Peace Corps’ 50th birthday and all the work that volunteers do in the BF. The first day started off with a rainy swear-in of a new group of volunteers, and the whole thing ended with a celebration with the First Lady of Burkina and a concert by Floby, a popular Burkina singer.
I worked the Food Security booth for all 3 days, handing out Moringa tea and orange marmalade samples, making Moringa doughnuts, and teaching people about the benefits of Moringa and food preservation techniques such as jam making and food drying. I also dressed up as Moringa Woman for a morning.
Here are a few videos made by other PCVs to give you a look at the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Fair!