Charlotte Steppling, Peace Corps Madagascar
The scoop on Charlotte:
Charlotte began her service in September 2013 as an Education PCV in the village of Mahanoro in the eastern Atsinanana region of Mad…agascar. In addition to teaching, Charlotte currently serves as the Regional Malaria Coordinator for the east coast.
As an education volunteer, Charlotte has dedicated her time not only to teaching English, but to teaching English with a focus on malaria. With her English club, she has encouraged students to practice their language skills by making videos about malaria awareness and education. Her club is also working on a three-part malaria mural in the community.
For World Malaria Day in 2014, Charlotte conducted supply chain assessments, giving Peace Corps and government officials a solid insight on the availability of the East coast’s malaria commodities. She also spent hours on social media spreading malaria messages, reaching out to friends in and out of Madagascar, and helped organize a successful malaria festival in her village with over 500 villagers in attendance!
During Stomp Out Malaria‘s 2014 Malaria Heroes competition, Charlotte and her counterpart were selected as finalists, placing in the top five of all participants across Africa.
Her peers say it best:
“Charlotte is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. Everything she does, she gives 100% and every time you need something, she’s right there to help you. It’s a comforting feeling and I’m lucky to be her friend and fellow PCV!”
Our two cents:
Thanks for your great work, Charlotte. We look forward to following your malaria prevention and education activities throughout your service