Previous volunteer news 2010 highlights
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Week of June 6th 2010
Week of May 27th 2010
My Peace Corps Apartment " A simple introduction to my "frivolous" Peace Corps China apartment in Beibei, Chongqing. http://philiprazeminchina.blogspot.com/ Please keep in mind that PC accommodations range widely within regions and within countries. This video topped the charts on popular PC videos 2009-2010. If you are a current volunteer or have been invited to volunteer in China, feel free to contact Volunteers Supporting Volunteers (VSV) with any questions or concerns (pcchina.vsv at gmail.com)
Week of May 16th 2010
Senator Johnny Isakson Honors Kate Puzey " during a speech on the Senate floor. Kate Puzey was Peace Corps volunteer in Benin. See a tribute to the life of Kate Puzey at: Light a Candle for Katemore....
Week of May 9th 2010
Mack's Youth Institute "This is just a short film introducing some of the sights and activities that are carried on here at Mack's Youth Institute in Bartica, Guyana. Although the original intention was to raise funds for the project, those funds have already been raised. So, this video is for you to enjoy and learn about what we are doing here, and if you were one of those who did donate, thanks so much." more....
Week of May 2nd 2010
Week of April 25th 2010
"Inside the Hive back by popular demand part duo of the breakthrough "Nathaniel Fatty's Miracle Videos" from The Gambia see others including Beekeeping: Hive Making and Placement, Garden Teas , Neem Cream (for mosquitoe repellent) and Composting
Week of April 18th 2010
"Beekeeping: Hive Making and Placement" Breakthrough "Nathaniel Fatty's Miracle Videos" from The Gambia see others including Inside the Hive, Garden Teas , Neem Cream (for mosquitoe repellent) and Composting
Week of April 11th
"The Universal Nut Sheller Video" David Campbell describes this nut-shelling project his is using for a project south Senegal.
http://www.pckedougou.org/projects/universal-nut-sheller "He got molds for a small (but still heavy) hand operated nut-sheller sent over very cheap. All the metal and concrete work is done here by Senegalese.....All the woman's groups were very enthusiastic and the local metal workers all excited to start making the pieces". -http://elleninsenegal.blogspot.com/ more Senegal videos more Senegal blogs
Week of April 4th
Outdoor Ambassadors Summer Program is a project designed and implemented by Peace Corps volunteers and their Albanian counterparts, that seeks to engage youth in environmental preservation activities in cities and towns around Albania. more
Week of March 28th 2010
Week of March 21th 2010
Saturday wall of text: What is the Point of Peace Corps? "This is a question I suspect is on the minds of many volunteers in South Africa—what the hell am I doing here? It’s a difficult question in the abstract, not least because there are dozens of countries involved, each with its own training program, staff, and host country support. I’ll start with the training program—is Peace Corps sending adequately-trained volunteers to their permanent site?..." more
"....teacher training is a thorny problem with no clear-cut solution."
-RJA Northern Cape, South Africa March 20th, 2010
Week of March 14th 2010
Week of March 7th 2010
Week of March 1st 2010
Week of August 2nd 2009
"This Twenty Point Plan to strengthen and expand the Peace Corps—drafted over four years by a couple of two-time Volunteers and circulated widely for comment within the Returned PCV community—proposes an ambitious road map for President Obama and Peace Corps Director- Designate Aaron Williams and his leadership team." Read more...
Cover page for the Ludlam and Hirschoff report
Week of June 7th 2009
2008 Biennial Volunteer Survey
"The 2008 BVS results provide a picture of the activities, experiences and views of Peace Corps Volunteers in 2008. They show areas where Volunteers’ needs are met as well as identify areas where improvements may be needed."
Week of May 24th 2009
"This work includes an analysis of the organization’s recruitment strategies both textual and visual as well as an analysis of volunteer accounts of service. This study culminates in a look toward the future of the organization, in hopes of revealing the direction of the Peace Corps in the 21st century."
Week of April 21st 2009
The Insider's Guide to the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go
"If you are interested in joining the Peace Corps, you probably have questions that run the gamut from "What is the application process like?" to "Is the Peace Corps effective as a development agency?" In this updated second edition, former Peace Corps Volunteer Dillion Banerjee shares candid facts and insights about the experience in a practical question-and-answer format."
Week of February 1st 2009
<center>Nianjema Secondary School
"In the United States, a free public education is a right granted to every child. In Tanzania, however, limited facilities mean that only 20 percent of eligible students attend secondary school."
" Seeing this shortage firsthand, former Peace Corps volunteer Charlie Sloan Jr. (mechanical engineering '92), who had taught at a government boarding school and a private school in Tanzania, knew something needed to be done. At his father's suggestion, Sloan and three Tanzanian friends began construction of a school on a 15-acre plot in Bagamoyo, a port town on the Indian Ocean, and in January 2001, Nianjema Secondary School opened its doors to 90 students....."
Week of January 25th 2009
"After attending 8 weeks of intense classes for Spanish, health and environment, the members of Peru 12, all hopped up on potatoes and rice decided to make their own Ghost Ride the Whip Video. We are proud to bring you Ghost Ride the Moto-Taxi."
Auto rikishaw power dance action brought to you by the current PCVs of Peru.
Week of January 4th 2009
MyGuy Internet Café and Learning Center is a privately funded project designed to create access to the Internet for a community of 600 people. This will make community members, particularly youth, better equipped to seek opportunities for postsecondary education, and to compete in a modernizing economy. The café's physical space creates opportunities for computer and Internet literacy projects that will transfer more business management and ICT skills to members of the community.
Week of November 30th 2008
Applicants have a wealth of knowledge of when/where different country positions are leaving. Through a coordinated effort, a TIMELINE has been developed based on their individual invitations to serve.
Week of November 2nd 2008
El Salvador RPCV Josh Brough:
Poor Man's Whiskey -- webpage about Josh and his folk singing career
Week of October 12th 2009
The PDF file "Unethical treatment of trainee by Peace Corps" contains emails concerning the circumstances surrounding Erica Williams's (Cameroon 2008) early departure from Peace Corps service was posted by a Peace Corps Wiki contributor."
Read Erica's blog...
Week of September 8th 2008
[[Image:Small_cucumber_plants.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Small cucumber plants in the province of Herrera in Panama planted by Peace Corps Volunteers.]]The Seeders program works to exchange forestry and agricultural seeds between volunteers in Panama.
• To provide agricultural/forestry seeds to all nine providences where PCVs live, through regional meeting exchanges and individual PCV visits to office seed bank.
Objectives of the Seeders Project
• To provide green manure seeds to support soil conservation, (such as Carnivalia and Macunna).
• To provide forestry seeds, including native and exotic tree species to support in timber plantation, aqueduct reforestation, and agro forestry systems, (such as Caoba, Roble, Arcasia, Guacapali).
How it Works
Before every regional meeting the seeders group prepares a tackle box by adding forestry and agricultural seeds, labels, and a quarterly newsletter called "Seeders". A box is taken to each regional meeting where volunteers are free to exchange and take seeds. The box is then returned to the office and the seeds are stored in the refrigerator.
Week of August 31th 2008
Week of August 24th 2008
Week of August 3rd 2008
Slide Show presented Thursday, July 24th at the monthly happy hour generously hosted by RPCVW on Peace Corps Wiki and PC Journals, a websites with the goal to engage the Peace Corps community and the public thus making Peace Corps effective and relevant.
Presenters showed images from there service 20 slides, 20 seconds for each slide.
Week of June 27th 2008
"...A fictitious debate between Nixon and JFK about the difference between wikis and blogs."
This past Thursday, July 24th RPCVW generously hosted a presentation on Peace Corps Wiki and PC Journals, a websites with the goal to engage the Peace Corps community and the public thus making Peace Corps effective and relevant.
Presenters showed images from there service 20 slides, 20 seconds for each slide.
Week of June 20th 2008
Please join RPCVW for a happy hour to learn more about the Peace Corps Wiki and PC Journals, a websites with the goal to engage the Peace Corps community and the public thus making Peace Corps effective and relevant.
We will be doing several presentations: 20 slides, 20 seconds for each slide based on photos and items from service. Would you like present? Click Here
Weeks of June 29th & July 6th & 13th 2008RPCVwhas supported the following PC Partnership Project in Cape Verde: The_community_center_of_Agro-Hortelao
Would you like your project sponsored or linked to donors?
Weeks of June 1st & June 8th, 2008
"These came out of my skull."
Week of May 25th, 2008
"Peace Corps Blog Intro, Just a quick intro to what I will be doing for the next 27 months of my life!""
Week of May 18th, 2008
"Alex's Peace Corps House Tour, check it out she gives a great tour of her new home, including her shower, kitchen, and desk! "
Week of May 11th, 2008
Philippines PCV Craig Bosman:
Week of May 4th, 2008
Belize PCV Ashli Murdock:
Week of April 27th, 2008
Mongolia Invitee Travis Hellstrom made a great video of the moment when he opened his invitation - filled with excitement and laughter!
"I'm leaving for Peace Corps in May - I can't come to work today!"
Week of April 20th 2008
Macedonia PCV Julie Gezon was able to start up a Mini-Cinema through the Peace Corps Partnership Program. "We currently show about four films
weekly for various ages. The small entrance fee ensures a sustainable
project and a good little financial support for the hosting
Week of April 13th 2008