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Philippines or Bust...

Posted by Bud Askins on June 6, 2012 at 4:21pm 1 Comment

Count down to the Philippines has begun. I am only a day and a half away from my departure from Austin, Texas to the Republic of the Philippines for a six month assignment as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer. It is a return trip for me. I was a…

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Once in a Lifetime Trip

Posted by Ronald Louis Peterson on May 6, 2012 at 12:46pm 0 Comments

I'm excited about returning to Ethiopia with more than 100 other RPCVs in September to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps first group in Ethiopia. Catching up with other RPCVs, meeting a former student and his family along with others…

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If you know a returned Peace Corps volunteer who has recently passed, please consider posting in this group to honor them and share the news with our community.
 
 

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To Start a Business? To be Successful in Technology?

(Summer 2014 – Volume 27 Number 2) By Angene Wilson Download this lesson plan Introduction: On May 29 I read my brother Giles Hopkins’ latest post from Strategies (th)at Work.  It was titled “Put on Your 3D Interview Glasses and Hire Three-Dimensional People.”  I was intrigued by his statement that depth in an area can “come …

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Nominate: Peace Corps Award Spotlights RPCV Diversity, Commitment to Service

[Cross-posted from the Peace Corps Passport blog] For those even slightly familiar with Peace Corps history, you’ve almost definitely heard about Sargent Shriver, the first agency Director and the person credited right after President Kennedy with the agency’s founding. Lesser known but equally due founding credit is Franklin H. Williams (right, with Shriver), an African …

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Global Road Safety Subject of Capitol Hill Briefing

“Success, Success, dramatic failure” That was how the Executive Director of the Fund for Global Health, Ernest Loevinsohn, described a Wolrd Health Organization (WHO) graph (shown above) during a recent International Road Safety briefing on Capitol Hill. While Tuberculosis, Malaria, and other high health risks are on the decline, road traffic accidents in poor and …

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