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Week of November 2nd

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El Salvador RPCV Josh Brough:
Josh Brough wrote this song that he sings with a slide show of pictures narrating his time as a PCV in El Salvador. Quite a witty (yet nitty gritty truth) parody of his service.

Poor Man's Whiskey -- webpage about Josh and his folk singing career

Week of October 12th

A photo of Erica from her public blog

Unethical_treatment_of_trainee_by_Peace_Corps.pdf containing 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...

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Week of September 8th

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.


Vision of the Seeders Project

• 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 agricultural seeds to support home garden and demonstration plots, (such as tomato, cucumber, radish, pepper, Squash, bean, etc).

• 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.
(more newsletter from Panama...)



Week of August 31th

Hostilities in the Georgia there was an escalation in violence in the Georgian separatist region of South Ossetia and along the Georgian/South Ossetian border on August 8th, 2008. All current Peace Corps volunteers are safe and accounted for.


Week of August 24th

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"It was a short trip indeed" for Heather Ratterree Georgia (2008) who shared her thoughts about the recent events on her blog Georgia on My Mind
(more blog...)

All volunteers and trainees serving in the Republic of Georgia are safe, and they have been temporarily relocated to neighboring Armenia.
(PC news link...)







Week of August 3rd

Hostilities in the Georgia there was an escalation in violence in the Georgian separatist region of South Ossetia and along the Georgian/South Ossetian border on August 8th, 2008. All current Peace Corps volunteers are safe and accounted for.

Official Peace Corps Press Release Peace Corps Georgia Yahoo Group
Peace Corps: Donors Peace Corps Journals - Georgia


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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

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"...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

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Did you just return? Present about your experience at up coming hour happy conjugation with RPCVw.

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 2008

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This is the last day of the workshop teaching 14 women to weave the traditional scarves. With lights from the solar panel they will be able to work at night.
RPCVwhas 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? Click Here








Weeks of June 15th & June 22nd, 2008

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Botswana RPCVs (2005-2007) Brian & Heather:
"botsblog.org The journal of Brian & Heather Awsumb, a married couple serving as Peace Corps volunteers in Botswana. Produced a great slide show of their recently completed service.""
(more blog...)


Weeks of June 1st & June 8th, 2008

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"These came out of my skull."
Applicants sometimes go to extremes to be medically qualified to join Peace Corps - as Morocco PCV Maggie shows, with 9 pieces of her 'skull' being removed.
(more blog...)


The 2008 Sichuan Earthquake was a major earthquake struck Sichuan Province, China on May 12, 2008, killing tens of thousands of people. The final death toll has not yet been assessed. All current Peace Corps volunteers are safe and accounted for, but the disaster has likely affected thousands of former students of Peace Corps volunteers.

Official Peace Corps Press Release China RPCVs Yahoo Group
Peace Corps: Donors Peace Corps Journals - China

Week of May 25th, 2008

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Mauritania Invitee Julie Ann Clark:
"Peace Corps Blog Intro, Just a quick intro to what I will be doing for the next 27 months of my life!""
(more blog...)



Week of May 18th, 2008

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Madagascar PCV Alexandria Blute:
"Alex's Peace Corps House Tour, check it out she gives a great tour of her new home, including her shower, kitchen, and desk! "
(more blog...)


Week of May 11th, 2008

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Philippines PCV Craig Bosman:
"Craig Bosman made this video about his Philipino crib at the beginning of his service in Phillipines. This is a great example of a walk through of a typical host family arrangement in Peace Corps. Craig is serving as a Coastal Resource Management Volunteer. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2006."
(more blog...) (more photos...)



Week of May 4th, 2008

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Belize PCV Ashli Murdock:
"I made this video at the beginning of our service in Belize. They told us there would be a lot of down time at first, but we really had no idea... but it made way for creativity we had no idea we even possessed! Luckily things have picked up quite a bit since then. I realized soon after I posted in on YouTube that I may have committed social suicide, but I never cease to amaze myself at how far I will go for humor, so at least I hope it it gives you comic relief... and some great ideas for your own Peace Corps down time videos."
(more...)



Week of April 27th, 2008

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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!"
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Week of April 20th 2008

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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 organization."
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Week of April 13th 2008

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Cape Verde PCVs Nicholas Hanson and Brian Newhouse are working on developing solar stills which "may prove to be a promising, cost effective, alternative for fresh water". Their video on YouTube shows their students demonstrating a prototype.
(more...)

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