August, 2012

The Haves and Have-Nots

Posted: 8/31/2012 10:22 PM
By the end of Karen Littell’s second year, she felt inspired to extend her “I’d learned so much that I was finally able to make a meaningful contribution. It seemed like a stupid time to just drop it all and leave!” ... read more

Extending in Latin America: Reflections of 2 Environmental Programs RPCVs

Posted: 8/31/2012 10:10 PM
By Athalia Markowitz Janet and Catherine were Environmental Education PCVs working in Latin America. Both extended to work with NGOs closer to the capital city, leaving rural life to have a bigger i ... read more

A comfortable place to hide your head

Posted: 8/29/2012 9:30 PM
How does a volunteer go from almost quitting in the first three months of service to being the only member of his training class to extend service to a third year? ... read more

Safeguarding Volunteer Safety: Guatemala

Posted: 8/6/2012 9:55 PM
Aliyya Shelly:Teaching HIV/AIDS Prevention By Aliyya Shelley, Youth Development Volunteer, Guatemala 2008 - 2011 Peace Corps Guatemala is one of the oldest posts Peace Corps has in its portfolio a ... read more

News from Grants Recipient

Posted: 8/6/2012 9:40 PM
The Morocco Wheelchair Project did its first distribution on June 21 to 60 recipients who traveled as much as 5 hours from distant mountain villages to get a wheelchair. ... read more

Two Benin RPCVs speak on safety in Benin after Kate Puzey’s Murder

Posted: 8/6/2012 9:22 PM
In 2009 Benin Peace Corps Volunteer Kate Puzey was found murdered at her home. The story hit the national spotlight and ignited a debate about volunteer safety. Two Benin Volunteers share their thoughts. ... read more

Fallen Peace Corps Volunteers

Posted: 8/4/2012 10:02 PM
by Marlow Schindler Many things can go wrong in a developing country with dangerous or nonexistent roads, inadequate or nonexistent health facilities and corrupt or nonexistent police force. The poss ... read more