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9781422006559

2006 Essential Guide to the Peace Corps: Volunteers, Assignments, Countries, Toolkit, Workbooks, Country Profiles, Cultural Information, Global Assignments, Guides - Revised Edition, CD-ROM

Progressive Management
  • Release Date   4/21/2006
  • ISBN-13   9781422006559 | 978-1-4220-0655-9
  • ISBN   1422006557 | 1-4220-0655-7
  • Format   CD-ROM
  • Author(s)   Peace Corps
  • Newly revised and expanded for 2006, this comprehensive electronic book on CD-ROM presents the complete story of the Peace Corps with an enormous library of workbooks, documents and publications covering every aspect of the Peace Corps and its work. Virtually every significant Peace Corps public document is available here! Contents include: Peace Corps Library of Workbooks and Publications – over 70 documents, covering culture, language, teaching and learning, community development, and volunteer resources. Topics covered include education, youth outreach, business development, community development, agriculture, health and wellness, HIV/AIDS, stories from the field, and much more. Extensive illustrated country profiles are included, with detailed information on cultures. Other topics include: Resources for Applicants, Family, and Friends, with material on benefits, health and safety issues, and assignments, along with the applicant toolkit and much more. Coverdell World Wise Schools. More than 45 years ago, then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged Americans to willingly serve their country—to give two years of their life to the service of others and, without hesitation, Americans rose to his challenge. Since the Peace Corps’ beginnings in 1961, more than 180,000 have served as Volunteers. The mission of the Peace Corps is to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. to help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served. to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. The Peace Corps was officially established on March 1, 1961 with the number of volunteers and trainees to date totaling 182,000, and the total number of countries served now at 138. There are currently 7810 volunteers and trainees, with these statistics: gender: 58% female, 42% male. marital status: 91% single, 9% married. minorities: 16% of volunteers. age: average–28 years old. median–25 years old. volunteers over 50: 6% of volunteers. oldest volunteer is 79. President John F. Kennedy: February 21, 1961 "I hope that when the Peace Corps ultimately is organized, and young men and women go out around the world, that they will place their greatest emphasis on teaching. and secondly, that they will learn themselves far more than they will teach, and that we will therefore have another link which binds us to the world around us." Remarks to delegates to a Youth Fitness Conference March 1, 1961 — "Life in the Peace Corps will not be easy. There will be no salary and allowances will be at a level sufficient only to maintain health and meet basic needs. Men and women will be expected to work and live alongside the nationals of the country in which they are stationed - doing the same work, eating the same food, talking the same language. But if the life will not be easy, it will be rich and satisfying. For every young American who participates in the Peace Corps - who works in a foreign land - will know that he or she is sharing in the great common task of bringing to man that decent way of life which is the foundation of freedom and a condition of peace." Statement upon signing Executive Order 10924 establishing the Peace Corps This incredible CD-ROM is packed with over 22,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software - allowing direct viewing on Windows and Macintosh systems. The Acrobat cataloging technology adds enormous value and uncommon functionality to this impressive collection of government documents and material. Our news and educational discs are privately compiled collections of official public domain U.S. government files and documents - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed, searched by finding specific words, or pri
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