Author

Nathalie Boittin

Peace Corps volunteer

Nathalie Boittin is a Peace Corps volunteer working in the new Girls' Education and Empowerment program in a small village in Burkina Faso, in West Africa.

She is working with groups of women to start savings and credit groups to fund small enterprise development, and to raise awareness on health and hygiene issues. She is also working with groups of school-aged girls to teach them life skills.

Other projects may be added as Ms. Boittin conducts an ongoing review of the village’s needs and priorities, as well as the effectiveness of onoing programs in addressing local development challenges. She will be in Burkina Faso until October 2007.

Nathalie Boittin graduated from the University of Chicago in 2004 with a degree in physics and a minor in Germanic studies.

Articles by Nathalie Boittin

It’s Water! It Comes From the Sky!

For most families in Burkina Faso, why is rain more than just water falling from the sky?

January 14, 2008

Burkina Faso Calling

In developing countries, could a cell phone become an inducement to learn to read?

September 26, 2007

Corporal Punishment: One Teacher’s Dilemma

What creative ways does a Peace Corps volunteer find to maintain discipline in her classroom?

September 25, 2007

The Real Frontlines of Global Education

What teaching trials, tribulations and triumphs does our Burkina Faso-based Peace Corps correspondent experience?

September 24, 2007

Dateline Burkina Faso: Girls’ Camp (Part II)

What social and cultural factors made planning a girls' camp in Burkina Faso both challenging and rewarding?

January 9, 2007

Dateline Burkina Faso: Girls’ Camp (Part I)

What challenges did Peace Corp volunteer Nathalie Boittin face in organizing a camp for girls in Burkina Faso?

January 8, 2007

Getting Married in Burkina Faso

How does a wedding in Burkina Faso compare with one in the United States?

May 2, 2006