The Peace Corps isn’t just bringing home 7,300 volunteers because of the coronavirus. It’s firing them.
Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Arnold Zeitland (Ghana 1961-63) The Peace Corps isn’t just bringing home 7,300 volunteers because of the coronavirus. It’s firing them. By Joe Davidson, Columnist Washington Post March 20, 2020 Peace Corps volunteers in Cambodia take an oath at the National Institute of Education in Phnom Penh in 2007. The 30 English teachers served in Cambodia teaching English and supporting teachers in Cambodian provinces and districts to improve their English language and teaching skills. • Because of the coronavirus, the Peace Corps is doing more than evacuating its 7,300 volunteers from 61 countries. It’s also firing them. In a March 15 open letter to the volunteers, the agency’s director, Jody Olsen, said, “We are acting now to safeguard your well-being and prevent a situation where Volunteers are unable to leave their host countries.” But nowhere in the statement posted on the agency’s website does it tell . . .Read More
Having been involved with The Peace Corps for many years as a staff member, The Peace Corps did not fire…