DC Fund Raiser

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Come to our DC fund raiser!  This Thursday, November 12th at Garretts Restaurant and Railroad, 3003 M St, NW Georgetown, Washington, DC from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. There will be a raffle with great prizes, drink specials, good people, and great conversation.  A $5 donation is suggested at the door with all proceeds going… Read more »

Peace Corps Fatality in Tanzania

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A Peace Corps Volunteer died recently in Tanzania in a rock climbing incident.  Joseph Chow, 23 from Scarsdale, NY died in southern Tanzania after previously serving in Kenya until their program was suspended.  He then transferred to the Tanzania program and served as an education volunteer until his death on September 23, 2009. You can… Read more »

Peace Corps Guyana: Training Manager

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Vacancy Announcement for Training Manager (TM) United States Peace Corps in Guyana Basic Functions of the Position: Manage the design, delivery and evaluation of competency-based training to prepare Peace Corps Trainees for two years of volunteer service in Guyana. Coordinate and manage the development and implementation of the training curriculum, which includes Pre-Service Training, as… Read more »

Peace Corps Guyana: Program and Training Specialist – Education

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Program and Training Specialist – Education Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Program and Training Specialist for an international agency. Position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate has been identified. Job Summary: Works closely with the Program and Training Staff to design, coordinate, implement, and evaluate… Read more »

Africa Rural Connect Community

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A message to all members of Connected Peace Corps Hi members of the Peace Corps Connect Community! There is only one week left to submit your ideas for the FIRST round of competition on Africa Rural Connect. Have you contributed your best idea for rural Africa on http://www.AfricaRuralConnect.org? As we near the first round deadline,… Read more »

Peace Corps Reform Plan

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Memorandum To:Friends of the Peace Corps From:  Chuck Ludlam and Paula Hirschoff (RPCVs) Re: Peace Corps Reform Plan Date: July 2009 With President Obama’s nomination of Aaron Williams for Peace Corps Director—which we strongly support—and the probable Congressional approval of increased appropriations, the Peace Corps is poised to embark on a journey of renewal and… Read more »

Trekking the rain forest of Guyana by Steve Backshall

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(via timesonline.co.uk) Before I discovered Guyana, flying over jungle countries used to depress the hell out of me. It’s always fine while you’re actually on the ground, tunnelling among the lush green caverns of the forest floor. Down there, you can never experience more than the explosion of life, the sensory overload, which is evident… Read more »

New $2B Linden Hospital to Open

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(via guyanachronicle.com) Infrastructural works on the more than $2B, spanking new and state-of-the-art Linden Hospital complex have already been completed, and with some 80% of the hi-tech equipment and facilities already installed, the Government is likely to commission the hospital very soon. When contacted yesterday, Executive Director of the Health Sector Development Unit (HSDU) Mr…. Read more »

Solving the Illiteracy Problem

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(via Guyana Chronicle) One would have thought in this modern era with all the remarkable scientific and technological advancements achieved we would have solved the nagging problem of illiteracy. Unfortunately, the facts and statistics tell a far different and shocking story about global illiteracy. Amanda Credaro, reveals some stunning information in the article- ATAXIA IN… Read more »