Blogs of Currently Serving Benin Peace
Corps Volunteers :
Personal Websites of Volunteers Currently in Benin)-
That's right!- internet is so
prevalent in Benin now that volunteers who are currently there are able
to make their own websites.
Benin- created by Lyle Kozloff. I love this
site! He's a computer engineer by profession and he's in as an
ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) volunteer training
the Beninese on computer skills so naturally he's put a fine site
together. He has a blog, some information about himself, photo
galleries, and a hilarious section called "learn" where he
has some very interesting and entertaining photo essays. I
loved the a-z review of the entire Fan Milk product line (which by
the way has been expanded quite a bit over the last few
years). I also loved his detailed description of how to make
"hobo wine" using sugar, water, a washed out condom and a
He has also put up a very detailed packing
list for the PSL
19 (pre-service learning group #19) who will arrive in June.
He also has described in minute detail what volunteers will experience
from staging in the US all the way through their beginning at their new
posts. (This review was posted 5/26/06)
Benin RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteer) Websites:
- Fon is Fun-
a website by Chris Starace (FOB Webmaster, SBD Allada 95-97)
It is a website dedicated to sharing my experiences as a PCV.
The site teaches how to speak Fon. The site also contains my
stories, pictures, Benin related books, music, links, recipes,
discussions and more.
- http://www.mightyoak.us/ -
Roby Greenwald's fine art photography site.
- Christopher Robbins's graphic design site.
from Africa by Jenafir ??? (RCD 97-99 near Allada)- this
is a 32 min. radio documentary on her experiences and readjustment
experience. I was blown away at how much it made me miss Benin
and resonated with everything I felt about being there as well as
the readjustment process.
- www.Zemidjan.org Angela
Ratkowski, 2002-2004, Parakou "I hope to fill these pages
with some of the joy that being in Benin brought to me....The people
I met and experiences I had there had a profound impact on me.
I hope this site will help me and other volunteers I served with
feel a little closer to a place that is now so far
Travel to Benin:
When we were PCV's all we had to
do was pack and PC took care of all the rest. If you are planning
a trip back to Benin you will be surprised at how much work it is to
arrange air tickets, vaccinations, anti-malarial prophylaxis, getting
your visa, travel insurance, hotel reservations, etc. The
following sites should help:
The first official Benin tourism website created by Sybil
Chidiac, and four other volunteers. She was a Small
Business Advisor, Porto Novo '00-'02)
Benin in the Media:
Benin Related Groups on the Web:
Charities that Serve Benin:
General Benin related Links: