Peace Corps Media Library | Guinea | Guinea

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Photo Info

Dimensions500 x 375
Original file size106 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUnknown
Date taken28-Mar-12 22:20
Date modified28-Mar-12 22:20
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon PowerShot A1200
Focal length5 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/160 at f/2.8
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
ISO speedISO 160
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x


A moment captured by community economic development Volunteer Hilary Braseth of fellow secondary education Volunteer Christina at the "Pont de Dieu," a natural bridge in Dalaba, Guinea. “God's Bridge” offers a serene getaway among fields and forest for reading and reflecting to the sound of water flowing. On this day, the two Volunteers were accompanied by curious youth; a familiar scene for most Guinea Volunteers. Braseth caught a moment which exemplifies the importance of every Volunteer’s service – the day-to-day interaction, recognition and warm spirit that Volunteers share with Guinean youth. While Christina's role as a teacher allows her to educate through the formal system, education is also channeled through informal yet significant interactions such as this. Although these moments will not show up in a report, it is this connection that allows Guinean youth to understand the world from a different perspective and develop motivation and hope for their future.