A Day in the Life of a Peace Fellow

A sampling of AP videos about how Peace Fellows live and the kind of work they do.

“The community will have more faith in the school” – Lauren Halloran, Uganda, 2017


“I feel incredible” – Talley Diggs, Kenya, 2017


“I became more patient” – Chantal Uwizera, Nepal, 2012


“This is the largest of the graves” – Karin Orr, Peru, 2010

“We’re trying to change the way Ugandans look at toilets” – Kathryn Dutile, Uganda, 2014


“Traffic can be very bad!” – Josana Lewin, Ghana, 2011

“I wanna love this sound!” – Adam Kruse, Bangladesh, 2011

“Number of goat passengers: 20+” – Chelsea Ament, Nepal, 2012

“It’s very hard work, and these women do it every day” – Walter James, DRC 2011  


“I end the day by watching Nigerian movies” – Tooni Akanni, Uganda, 2012

“This trash pile is one of many” – Shannon Orcutt, Uganda, 2014

“The ladies get serious!” – Amy Bracken, Belize, 2011



What do  I do everyday?  This is a very difficult question to answer because my daily activities vary from day to day.  However, here’s a quick description of what a typical Monday looks like:

6:30am- I hear the sound of chickens squawking and I know it’s time for me to get up, but I roll over giving myself an additional 30 minutes to rest.

7:00am- Finally wake up to fetch water for bathing.

7:40am- Eat breakfast with my host family. It’s usually bread with butter and jam.  After breakfast, I make sure that my water containers are full and “filtered”.

8:35am- I finish putting myself together and walk to the office, which is less than 2 minutes from my house.  On my way to the office, I make sure to greet the family goat(s).  Last week, one of the goats had a baby, which was big news for my host family.

9:00am- I meet with Stella and Santos to go over our objectives for the week.

2:00pm- Lunch time! Since my office is located in a school compound, the school chef cooks for the staff at Gideon Foundation. At lunch, some of the faculty members at the school attempt to teach me Ateso. I’m happy to say that after two months in Soroti, I can put together a sentence in Ateso. 🙂

5:00pm- I head back home but on my way home, I go to the local market to buy Chapatis.

8:30pm- Supper is served by my 18 years old host sister. After eating, the family and I talk about politics, diseases and Nigerian movies.  It’s interesting to find out that even in remote parts like Soroti people are very well informed about world events than some people back at home.

10:00pm- I take another bucket bath and try to cool off before heading to bed.

On the weekends, I try to keep myself busy and active. I’ve put together a video clip to show what my weekends normally looks like.  Enjoy!