February 12, 2004 - Peace Corps: Sera and Zachary Arcaro serve in Namibia

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Sera and Zachary Arcaro serve in Namibia

Sera and Zachary Arcaro serve in Namibia

Sera and Zachary Arcaro
Namibia 2002 – present
English and Math Teacher
Hometown: Pickering, Ohio

Sera and Zachary Arcaro
Four months after getting married, newlyweds Sera and Zachary Arcaro arrived in Namibia, in southern Africa, to teach at a secondary school. They opted to join the Peace Corps at this time in their lives, not only because they believed it was best to do “before starting careers and growing roots,” but also because they “knew it would be easier to adapt to a different living environment while we were still young and not too settled in our [their] ways.” Both in their early twenties, Sera and Zac dove right into their full-time teaching duties and their first year of marriage.

In addition to teaching, Sera and Zac have initiated projects with their Namibian counterparts. Zac has been working on setting up a computer lab and beginning computer classes at the school, while Sera started an HIV/AIDS awareness club and a debate club. Together, they have also hosted a computer-training workshop for the other teachers at their school. Sera and Zac have found that one interesting thing about being a married couple in Namibia is that they didn’t adhere to typical gender roles, and their students were surprised to find Zac cooking, cleaning, and washing clothes. Overall, the Arcaros feel that starting their married life out as volunteers has built a strong foundation for their future together.

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