Posts tagged Paraguay
Posts tagged Paraguay
From Albania to Zambia and everywhere in between, the Peace Corps family wishes you and yours a very Happy New Year!
Peace Corps Community Development Volunteer Dina Davis holds the stickers she designed to accompany informational pamphlets for World AIDS Day. The campaign was initiated and carried out by the Peace Corps Paraguay AIDS Taskforce.
The center is designed to benefit the growing number of children who roam the streets while their parents work, who live in extreme poverty, or who are abandoned. Our objective is to continue improving the lives of socially disadvantaged or at-risk youth by strengthening certain elements of our current center.
- Peace Corps Volunteer Sandra Rose Wildermuth, who is working with her community in Paraguay to renovate the local youth center, which serves as a soup kitchen and space for educational resources and counseling
I made a “traditional” American dish for my housemates. It was meat loaf, garlic-basil mashed potatoes with a homemade gravy, and glazed carrots. So good! Sharing culture through food.
Way to practice the Peace Corps’ 2nd Goal!
With the help of two fellow Peace Corps volunteers, and contacts from the Department of Agriculture, we were recently able to complete a successful chicken management workshop in Calle San Rafael. This workshop gave 27 participants the tools needed to make there own chicken feed, watering systems, homemade chicken coops, and information about chicken health. It’s a more sustainable alternative to asking for fund for agricultural projects from the government, a practice that too often pervades Paraguayan campo culture.
Peace Corps Volunteers Commemorate Earth Day
Peace Corps Volunteers worldwide commemorated Earth Day by working with people in their local communities to become more environmentally conscious and protect the local ecosystem. Volunteers regularly help communities organize recycling projects and environmental youth clubs, assist with park management, and forest, soil, and marine conservation.
The 1st National Environmental Youth Group gathering. A three day, two night workshop to form and strengthen environmental youth groups. 22 PCVs and 45 Paraguayan youth from all over the country came together to create a network of youth protaganism in effort to protect the environment. Rock on!
Peace Corps Volunteers Lindsay Fay, Mario Leiva, Brett Michaelson, Maureen Stickel, and Casey Weston recently coordinated the first “Young Entrepreneurs of Paraguay” workshop in Asunción, Paraguay. Thirty-nine youth from across the country attended sessions on business development, entrepreneurship, marketing and career planning. Several Paraguayan organizations donated resources for the workshop and five young Paraguayan entrepreneurs shared personal success stories during guest speaking sessions.
“We wanted to promote entrepreneurship education in a fun and dynamic way,” said Stickel, a graduate of Georgetown University who has been working as a community economic development volunteer since June 2010. “The workshop was a great way to connect like-minded youth, and it was amazing to see how much the participants grew in such a short period of time.”
HIV-AIDS workshop in Ytaity del Norte, San Pedro, Paraguay. 50 kids were educated and trained on prevention.