We will be meeting on Thursday March 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm at Tessa’s apartment. If you are interested in joining us to discuss the book please email Sara for the details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ray Blakney (Mexico 2006-08) has begun a 3rd goal project with the PC regional offices and the PC 3rd goal office in DC to try to create an online archive to keep the language training material made all over the world from getting lost. Ray has created a sub-section on his website with all the information gathered to date. He has currently close to 100 languages with ebooks, audios and even some videos.
The next step for this project is to get the world out about this resource so that it can not only be used by PCV’s or those accepted into the Peace Corps, but also so that when people run across material that is not on the site. There should be something there for almost everybody. It is all 100% free to use and share.
Any assistance in getting the word out would be appreciated, whether it be by mentioning it on your website, in a newsletter or just word of mouth in your group. Here is the page:
Thanks for any help you can provide in making this 3rd goal project a success. And if anybody in your group has some old material they can scan or already have in digital form, and want to add to the archive, you can email it to Ray directly at email@example.com.
The Half the Sky book group has all but wrapped up its meetings focused on getting through the portions of the book. Allyn Writesel and Becky Raymond will be following up with our group to discuss how the RPCVs of … Continue reading
Via Beth Deitcher:
Sewie Pujah, a friend of Beth Deitcher (Namibia 2007-2010) is looking for input and assistance for a library project in Sierra Leone. Sewie was born in Bondea, Sierra Leone, grew up in the United States and is now living in Albany, NY. She has been collaborating with the chief of her village to develop the idea for this library project. Sewie is not affiliated with an NGO and is trying to figure out the best way to fund the library.
RPCV Lynn Minderman would appreciate donations of any of these items which she will carry with her on her trip to Lesotho in February. Items can be dropped off at Jeanette Gottlieb’s home. PCV Kevin Koryto, a math teacher at … Continue reading
Jajja’s Kids Addressing the Needs of Ugandan Street Children Save the Dates! Dear Friends, Exciting things are happening for Jajja’s Kids!! A month following my trip to Uganda this past summer, Ronnie Sseruyange–my “adopted” Ugandan kid–came to the U.S. for … Continue reading
Lynn Minderman was kind enough to share her experiences as a PCV in Lesotho and talk to our group about the work she is doing through a 501(c)3 called Quolaquoe Mountain Connections. The organization’s mission is, “to benefit the people … Continue reading
Skidmore College and the University at Albany (SUNY) are both seeking help and support for their international students. These are two great opportunities to return the hospitality we received as PCVs and to introduce students to your corner of America … Continue reading
You many have noticed that our website has a map of the countries where our members have served as Peace Corps Volunteers. You may also have noticed that most of the country balloons have no content.
You can change that.
Next time you’re browsing our site, click the balloon for your country of service. If it’s empty, think of some links, photos, and other content you can add. The content should focus on things you want people to know about your country of service including on-going projects you want to promote. It can highlight your peace corps service and your time there too.
Send your content to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multiple submissions are fine. We’ll post it all.
A big Thank You to all who contributed to the garage sale. And a Special THANK YOU to all those who helped out. Especially Joan and Harry who were here Thursday, Friday, and Saturday while fitting in family events. We really appreciated all the donations and all the shopping done by members of the group. The RPCV banner attracted past volunteers who are not regulars in the group and “host country nationals” who are living or studying here. For the important part: We made more than double our previous sales.
Again Thank You to all.