Archive - December 9, 2019

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New screening dates and places for “A Towering Task”
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PCVs pull out of most counties in Liberia amid difficulties accessing money

New screening dates and places for “A Towering Task”

    For future information: https://www.peacecorpsdocumentary.com/screenings-event       Chicago Cultural Center  78 E. Washington St Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (map) VIEW EVENT → Clinton Street Theater  — Portland 2522 SE Clinton Street Sunday, December 15, 2019 2:30 PM 5:30 PM VIEW EVENT →    Williwaw Restaurant — Anchorage, Alaska 609 F  Street Anchorage, AK — 99501 Thursday, December 19, 2019 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

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PCVs pull out of most counties in Liberia amid difficulties accessing money

    Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Dale Gillis (Liberia 1964-67)   Photo by Gbatemah Senah MONROVIA, Montserrado – The economic and financial crisis in Liberia has spread beyond the banking sectors and into Liberia’s struggling education sector, with a direct impact on the work of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers teaching in schools in rural Liberia. In a statement from the Peace Corps Liberia office posted on Facebook on Thursday, Dec. 5, the group confirmed that a significant amount of its volunteers are being recalled from all other counties except three. Peace Corps attributed the move to the acute shortage of cash in the country, and the associated difficulties with accessing money from commercial banks. It appears the crisis has significantly impacted the Peace Corps’ ability to sustain its volunteers working outside of Monrovia. “Consequently, the Peace Corps has made the decision to reduce temporarily the number of volunteers . . .

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