Peace Corps In The News

Pagett plunges into the Peace Corps

http://www.kaleo.org/sports/pagett-plunges-into-the-peace-corps/article_6d10fea2-b083-11e2-9426-0019bb30f31a.html

“…it’s going to challenge me in ways I’ve never been challenged.”

 

Peace Corps Program debuts on 2013 Peace Corps’ Top Colleges rankings

http://manoa.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=5559

“Historically, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has produced 553 Peace Corps volunteers.”

 

From Hawaii to Benin

http://www.peacecorps.gov/learn/whatlike/ownwords/354/

“Learning new cultures was really my main goal. I didn’t go in with arrogant ideas of saving native villagers from themselves by teaching them the American way of doing things. I wanted to learn and experience what they could teach me.”

 

Volunteer Spotlight

KoleanaMcGuire

UH-Manoa Alumni Koleana McGuire is currently a Health Extension Volunteer in South Africa.

Here she is with her community running group. She has been placed in the Limpopo Province, where she is learning to speak Sepedi.

She is assisting local organizations with their projects relating to the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.