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How you can help – Haiti Earthquake Relief

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 […]

 

Peace Corps Launches Digital Library

(via peacecorps.gov) 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 […]

 

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

(via morepeacecorps.org) 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 […]

 
Guyana shout-out on “A Day in the Internet” poster.

Guyana shout-out on “A Day in the Internet” poster.

Not really news, but I thought it was neat :) Created by OnlineEducation.net

 
Peace Corps Morocco volunteer So-Youn Kim dies

Peace Corps Morocco volunteer So-Youn Kim dies

(via riadzany.blogspot.com) 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 […]

 
Thanks Ale Barahona!

Thanks Ale Barahona!

FROG would like to give a big shout out to Ale Barahona of alebarahona.com 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 […]

 

DC Fund Raiser

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 […]

 

Norway offers Guyana up to $250mln to save forests

(via forexyard.com) 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 […]

 

11 Young Designers Reflect on their Experience in Guyana

(via core77.com) The Guyana Project is made up of 11 young designers. As a group, we are united by an interest in sustainable materials and ethical working environments. Inspired to learn firsthand how our concepts become products, we traveled to Georgetown, Guyana in May of 2009 to work in the Liana Cane Factory, which uses […]

 

Obama, Gates Team Up to Create “World Online Peace Corps�

(via uptake.com) Anticipation is building up around the UN Climate Change Conference scheduled for December 7-18 in Copenhagen, with environmental advocates expressing increasing concern that certain world powers–including the United States–won’t take a strong enough stand to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. But whatever comes of the Climate Change Conference with respect to international environmental […]