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Peace Corps Family and Friends Guide

Peace Corps Family and Friends Guide published on

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This booklet is designed to help answer the most frequently asked questions from family and friends. It also provides information that can alleviate concerns and facilitate a supporting role in the Volunteer’s success. The love and encouragement from folks “back home” is tremendously helpful for Volunteers as they embark on the experience of a lifetime.

Publication Date:
Nov 20 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1503298140 / 9781503298149
Page Count:
26
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7″ x 10″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Volunteer Work

12.95

VANUATU; The Peace Corps Welcomes You To

VANUATU; The Peace Corps Welcomes You To published on

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Peace Corps Volunteers contribute in very important ways to Vanuatu’s national goal of increasing opportunities for Ni-Vanuatu, particularly those living in rural areas. Volunteers support the work of development partners that include government departments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), local institutions, and communities. Ni-Vanuatu counterparts work with Volunteers to build capacity and to make projects sustainable beyond the service of the Volunteer. The Peace Corps program in Vanuatu helps:
* Ni-Vanuatu increase opportunities for education and training and improve the quality of education for young people.
* Improve the overall health of the Ni-Vanuatu by assisting community-based health care providers in delivering health services to rural communities.
* Encourage youth and women to take active, leading roles in development.
* Facilitate the delivery of other important development programs and resources to rural communities and institutions.

Working and living with Ni-Vanuatu at the community level is the theme that transcends the varied assignments of Peace Corps Volunteers. Volunteers are distinguished by their respect for culture, ability to speak Bislama, and willingness to live in some of the most remote areas of the country. They range in age, gender, and experience, but all share a commitment to the goals of the Peace Corps and to the people of Vanuatu.

Publication Date:
Sep 02 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1501025414 / 9781501025419
Page Count:
44
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Volunteer Work

14.95

Honduras in Depth – A Peace Corps Publication

Honduras in Depth – A Peace Corps Publication published on

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Times have changed since the First Lady Doña Alejandrina Bermudez de Villeda Morales accompanied the first training class of Peace Corps Volunteers to Honduras in 1962. Over the past 40+ years, more than 5,000 Volunteers have served in Honduras in a wide range of project areas, including health, fisheries, beekeeping, animal husbandry, special education, vocational education, small business, and agriculture. Project areas and the number of Volunteers have changed in response to the changing needs of the country. Projects such as fisheries, beekeeping, and education were phased out as Honduran people and institutions developed the capacity to continue the work on their own. Other projects, such as municipal development, HIV/AIDS prevention, and business development, have been initiated or have evolved with technological advances, increased globalization of world markets, and other developments.
In response to the crisis caused by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, the number of Volunteers in Honduras increased dramatically, and in the early 2000s there were approximately 225 Volunteers. Today an average of 180 to 200 Volunteers work throughout Honduras, except in the Bay Islands and La Mosquitia.

Publication Date:
Apr 09 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1497581664 / 9781497581661
Page Count:
56
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Volunteer Work

9.95

Burkina Faso – A Peace Corps Publication For New Volunteers

Burkina Faso – A Peace Corps Publication For New Volunteers published on

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The Peace Corps entered Burkina Faso, then called Upper Volta, in 1966. Programs included small enterprise development, education, agriculture, and environment. In 1987, Peace Corps ceased operations in Burkina Faso due to the government’s development policies no longer aligning with Peace Corps goals. After a change in government administration and policies, the Peace Corps was invited back to Burkina Faso in 1995 to begin a health program. Programs in education and small enterprise development were established in 1996 and 2003, respectively. Currently, nearly 150 Volunteers work throughout the country. Approximately 2,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Burkina Faso to date.

History and Future of Peace Corps Programming in Burkina Faso

Peace Corps/Burkina Faso works within three program areas: health, education, and community economic development. These projects were recently revised, taking into account the country’s needs and the comparative advantage of using Volunteers. Health Volunteers’ primary responsibilities are to work in close collaboration with local health clinic staff to raise awareness on topics such as maternal and child health, malaria, hygiene, nutrition, family planning, and HIV/AIDS for people living in their communities. Education Volunteers use participatory student-centered approaches to teach math, science, information, and communication technologies, and life skills….

Publication Date:
Dec 10 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1497405068 / 9781497405066
Page Count:
54
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Volunteer Work

6.95

Cameroon: A Peace Corps Publication

Cameroon: A Peace Corps Publication published on

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The Peace Corps entered Cameroon in 1962 with 20 Volunteers who served as math and science teachers. Peace Corps/Cameroon’s program grew and diversified to include inland fisheries, credit union and cooperatives education, English, community forestry, health and sanitation, and community development. Since then, more than 3,200 Volunteers have served in Cameroon. Currently, there are five robust projects in Cameroon: education, community health, environment, community economic development and youth development. The common themes that run through all Peace Corps/Cameroon projects are impact, focus, counterpart involvement, Volunteer competence, and organizational professionalism. Through collaboration and good teamwork, the Peace Corps has made a difference in many aspects of life in Cameroon, one community at a time.

History and Future of Peace Corps Programming in Cameroon:
Peace Corps programs directly respond to development priorities of the Cameroonian government. For example, the Community Health Project was recently redesigned to focus on maternal and child health and HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation areas in order to assist Cameroon in its achievement of Millennium Development Goals.
Although Volunteers are placed throughout all 10 regions of Cameroon, not every project is represented in every region. Each project concentrates on a few of the regions to maximize Volunteer impact and effectiveness.

Publication Date:
Apr 06 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1497563550 / 9781497563551
Page Count:
64
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Full Color
Related Categories:
Social Science / Volunteer Work

13.95

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