Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Peace Corps Week

Peace Corps is celebrating its 45th Anniversary today, March 1st! Born in 1961 under President John F. Kennedy, more than 182,000 volunteers have helped promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of the 138 countries where volunteers have served. The number of volunteers in the field today is at a 30-year high with 7,810 volunteers serving overseas. Volunteers in 75 countries work in the areas of education, health, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, information technology, business development, the environment, and agriculture. ( How cool, eh?

I just returned from a Peace Corp Panel where former volunteers and a director spoke of their experiences. This only excited me even more, as their stories were riveting and exhilarating! Can't wait for some stories of my own!