Peace Corps Celebrates Volunteers Returning to Sierra Leone

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By signing an agreement, the United States and Sierra Leone governments agreed to reestablished a Peace Corps/Sierra Leone program. Sierra Leone hasn’t had a Peace Corps program since 1994. “I am honored to celebrate the volunteers returning to Sierra Leone,â€? said Peace Corps Chief of Staff Stacy Rhodes (Bolivia, 1968-1970) at the send off celebration…. Read more »

Meet Alan Ince – our new Intern!

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FROG is very pleased to introduce our very first intern, Alan Ince. Recently, as FROG was discussing our need for more assistance and the possibility of starting an internship program, Alan contacted us about his interest in Guyana and helping our organization during the summer. Being a great opportunity for both FROG and Alan, we… Read more »

Peace Corps to open program in Colombia

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On May 11, 2010 Peace Corps announced that the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaime Bermúdez and Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams met to sign an Understanding to establish a Peace Corps program in Colombia. “We are honored that the government of Colombia has invited Peace Corps to establish a program in Colombia,â€? said… Read more »

Georgetown-Lethem Road discussed in NYT article

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The Georgetown-Lethem Road, deemed “one of South America’s most remarkable roads,â€? was featured in Sunday’s New York Times. The article and audio slide show discusses the impact of improving the road and how the country is torn between economic development and preserving the pristine environment. From the article: “The road is a physical manifestation of… Read more »

The Seawall screening at REDCAT Theatre in L.A.

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Mason Richards’ narrative short film will be screening as part of the Cal Arts Film Directing Showcase 2010 on Friday, May 7th at 8pm at REDCAT Theatre in Los Angeles (631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 – (213) 237-2800.) All are encouraged to attend! The film, centers around, Marjorie, an older Guyanese woman… Read more »

RPCV Highlight – Joan Eichner, GUY 14

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Name: Joan Eichner GUY Group: GUY 14 Guyana Site: Vergenoegen, EBE Type of Volunteer: Education 1. What have you been up to since you finished Peace Corps? Grad school and the 9 to 5 grind. 2. What do you miss most about Guyana and your Peace Corps experience? Travel and adventure, hanging out with great… Read more »

GRASSROOTS Soccer – HIV Prevention Technical Advisor

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Position Title: HIV Prevention Technical Advisor Division: Research and Development Reports to: CEO Location: Cape Town, South Africa Date Drafted: 15 March 2010 Desired Start Date: 1 August 2010 Organization Background: Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is an international NGO that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of… Read more »

Guyanese take part in “All You Need is Love”

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\"All You Need is Love\" On December 7th, 2009, Starbucks invited musicians from all over the world to sing “All You Need is Love” at the same time to raise awareness for AIDS in Africa. Musicians from 156 countries played the famous Beatles song, including school children from Guyana (at 2:36.) Enjoy!