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 »

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 »

Clean Water Project in St. Monica

by In FROG Projects, Guyana, Health, News, RPCVs On

Beneficiaries: Congratulations to Philip Chan, an RPCV from Guyana, who won our hearts – and our first small grant – with his proposal to assist a small villiage in Guyana in their effort to obtain clean drinking water.  Please take a moment to read his magnificent project report below. PROJECT REPORT FROM PHILLIP CHAN (Slightly… Read more »

Have you heard of…the Rupununi Learners?

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I came across a great website one day for the Rupununi Learners. The organization is made up of two non-profit organizations – the Rupununi Learners Incorporated (RLI) and Rupununi Learners Foundation (RLF). RLI is a registered non-profit in Guyana, founded in 2007 and RLF is a registered non-profit in the USA that started in 2001…. Read more »

It’s Peace Corps Week!

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From February 23 to March 2, 2009, thousands among the 195,000 Peace Corps Volunteers who have served over the years in more than 139 countries will share their overseas experiences with schools and community groups throughout the United States. Designated as Peace Corps Week, this weeklong celebration marks the 48th anniversary of the Peace Corps,… Read more »

Peace Corps shows commitment to service in Inaugural March

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From Peace Corps Connect The Peace Corps Community was honored to be selected from among groups around the country to march in the Presidential Inaugural Parade on January 20, 2009. In the official Presidential Inaugural Press Release than President-elect Barrack Obama praised the inclusion of Peace Corps and AmeriCorps alumni stating, ” These organizations embody the best of our… Read more »

The Peace Corps Connect has launched

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What is – our redesigned website is live…well almost. You are visiting the beta (test) version of the social networking portion of the site. Right now we are on schedule to officially launch Peace Corps Connect on January 20th. Please be patient as we get settled in and continue to make changes. Look… Read more »

Voting from abroad

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I received this note, it’ll help you figure out how to vote from abroad in a US election –  I came across a website today that made it really easy for me to register to vote by absentee ballot for the US General Elections in November 2008. I thought it might be useful for those… Read more »

RPCV Mentoring Program now online

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The RPCV Mentoring Program is now online and both potential mentors and mentees are signing up!  Read through this email to learn more and to find out how your group can benefit and participate. Background The RPCV Mentoring program was started in 2007 with a fundamental goal in mind: to connect recently returned Peace Corps… Read more »