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Happy Valentine’s Day!
Shout out to all our loved ones who are serving far away from home today.
The Aymara of the Bolivian Altiplano are often considered to be dour and unsmiling. Nothing further from the truth, as can be seen by Dona Manuela ready to have a try at shearing one of her sheep with hand shears. Instructing people in the local villages to use hand shears instead of a piece of tin can lid was one of my projects in animal management. The concept caught on fairly well.
- Peace Corps Agriculture Volunteer Larry Stevenson
More than 20 posts across the globe are working in literacy and early-grade reading as primary projects, and even more Volunteers do secondary projects focused on literacy, reading and writing, and enhancing literacy in their communities through books and reading. Much like the focused efforts of the UNICEF programs I worked with as a Volunteer, our efforts today focus on the foundational skills young learners need to “crack the code” of reading.
Howard joins several local colleges on national list of those that provide the most Volunteers for the Peace Corps.
Howard has been acknowledged as a significant producer of Peace Corps volunteers among historically black colleges and universities, but the Peace Corps said that Howard’s appearance on Tuesday’s list marked the first time that an HBCU had placed in the main national rankings.
Today we announced the 2014 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges & Universities!
Did your school make the list?
Some photos and textures from home. On the wall in my bedroom; on the bed in my bedroom; wallpaper in the kitchen; wallpaper in the bathroom; curtains in the living room; rug in the living room; the Wall of Inspiration and armchairs I never sit in; beautiful gifts from friends.
In all corners of the globe, “girl power” is a potent idea that has been transforming societies for many generations. From the economy to public health, female empowerment is a key element in the progression and evolution of any developing society. For this reason, Peace Corps has made Gender and Development a worldwide initiative. Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) is a camp that has been held internationally in Peace Corps countries, and February 2014 will mark the third year it is held in Paraguay. Camp GLOW Paraguay includes motivational speakers, engaging activities on sexual education, self-expression, creativity, goal setting, value formation, gender roles and personal identity. With your support, our dream to fund Camp GLOW 2014 can turn into reality for this year’s motivated participants! Please unite with us in the movement towards female empowerment in Paraguay! To donate, click on the link below! Thank you for joining the cause!
This photo was taken in May 2013 in Madagascar. It shows Germaine, a member of the local women’s gardening association with her basket of produce. SPA funds were used to support the project which included purchasing tools and seeds, as well as an eight-week class on improved agricultural techniques. Germaine was so successful she not only had enough for her family but enough left over to sell too!
- Peace Corps Agriculture Volunteer Kara Leavitt
It’s finally here! Check out the WORLD PREMIERE of PEACE CORPS DIGS!