Guyana Peace Corps Response Volunteer featured on Peace Corps Website

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The Peace Corps website recently featured Ashley Benson, who served as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Guyana. Working through the Catholic Relief Services, Ashley provided 6 months of much needed support to the “Program on Abstinence for Guyana”. Working with the goal of prevention in mind, Ashley found the experience to be rather rewarding…. Read more »

Trinidad and Guyana to play charity match for Haiti

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(via Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana will play each other in a fund-raising Twenty20 match to aid victims of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. The match will be played on Wednesday at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The teams to be involved in the charity match are currently playing each other… Read more »

How you can help – Haiti Earthquake Relief

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Yesterday, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and it’s estimated that up to three million people have been affected. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has joined other government and non-governmental agencies to mobilize resources and staff to the disaster. ICRC’s head of delegation in Haiti, Riccardo Conti issued the… Read more »

Peace Corps Launches Digital Library

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(via Director Aaron S. Williams is pleased to announce the launch of Peace Corps’ Digital Library – a searchable collection of electronic Peace Corps materials from 1961 to the present – and invites current and returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) to share their unique service experiences through firsthand narratives and personal photos. As the… Read more »

Breaking News: Congress Prepares to Approve $400 Million for Peace Corps

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(via The United States Congress is beginning final action on Fiscal Year 2010 appropriations. According to Congressman Sam Farr, speaking tonight at an event in Washington to celebrate the Peace Corps, negotiations on the State/Foreign Operations appropriations bill have closed. Congressman Farr says the final bill contains $400 million for the Peace Corps. “This… Read more »

Peace Corps Morocco volunteer So-Youn Kim dies

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(via The Peace Corps volunteers and staff throughout Morocco have been shocked by the death of twenty-three year old So-Youn Kim. Her work at Tamagourte in the youth centre has been highly praised by those associated with her. And today, throughout Morocco, Peace Corps workers paused to remember and pay tribute to the young… Read more »

Thanks Ale Barahona!

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FROG would like to give a big shout out to Ale Barahona of for working with us to create a new design that we’ll use for shirts, mugs and other fundraising items in the future.  We love her sense of style!  Check it out! To see more of her work, you can find her… Read more »

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 »

Norway offers Guyana up to $250mln to save forests

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(via Norway agreed on Monday to pay Guyana up to $250 million by 2015 to preserve forests in the South American nation as part of a scheme to slow climate change. Norway, which has led donor nations in slowing tropical deforestation with a budget of 3 billion Norwegian crowns ($530 million) a year, said… Read more »