Archive - November 15, 2011

The Peace Corps and USAID in Bed Together!

The Peace Corps and USAID in Bed Together!

USAID, Peace Corps Join Arms in Support of Education The Peace Corps and USAID have signed an agreement entitled the Global Education Framework, a joint venture, they say, “that would implement global initiatives for basic and higher education, and youth and workforce development.” The agreement means more money for the Peace Corps, and more programs for education, gender equality and the youth. “The Global Education Framework agreement demonstrates how we are effectively and efficiently programming every development dollar to deliver meaningful results in education,” says USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah. “By working together, we strengthen our organizations to better assist the countries and people we serve.” Other activities being supported under the GEF are: Development of new training modules for volunteers and staff. Training teachers and school officials for the two-year Peace Corps Education Assistance Project in Mindanao, Philippines. Volunteers teaching English to judges and court staff under the Millennium Challenge Corp. Rwanda . . .

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