Today is Peace Corps Day. In the spirit of celebrating the Peace Corps’ birthday, I’ve decided to again share my Peace Corps experience with others by removing the password restriction to this section of my personal website.
According to the Peace Corps, the spirit of Peace Corps Day is to celebrate its third goal “To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.”
Peace Corps Day
“Each year on Peace Corps Day, … Volunteers celebrate the Peace Corps’ birthday by sharing the knowledge and insights gained from their overseas experiences with their communities in the United States. As all Volunteers know, part of the Peace Corps’ mission is to educate Americans back home about the people with whom they lived and worked. This is an opportunity to promote a better understanding of the people of your host country by the people of your current community.”
“No matter how long ago you were a Volunteer, students, neighbors, and colleagues are certain to be curious about your host country’s culture, customs, and languages. By sharing your experiences, you make far-off places and people come alive, and you add a new dimension to your community. With a little planning, you will stimulate their interest while reliving the excitement and exhilaration of your Peace Corps service.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Although I have removed many links to the Peace Corps content that once filled my website, the pages and their content still remain.
Much of the content can be found in my Monologue’s archives from June 2002 to August 2002. You might also have interest in the old Peace Corps section of my site, links to two MP3 audio diaries I recorded during service, as well as information about my Close of Service.