Archive - July 5, 2020

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Non-profit group started by RPCVs awards scholarships celebrates US-Micronesian partnership
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NPCA WILL CONDUCT A TOWN HALL ON PEACE CORPS AND ITS FUTURE

Non-profit group started by RPCVs awards scholarships celebrates US-Micronesian partnership

COLUMBIA, South Carolina —  Twenty-two students from across the four states of Micronesia were awarded tuition scholarships this week, making it possible for them to attend faith-based independent elementary and high schools in Yap, Chuuk, and Pohnpei. Habele tuition scholarships are funded entirely by the individual donations of American citizens who share a love of Micronesia and the belief that high-quality education can unlock the incredible personal potential of some of the world’s most remote students. Sheridan Giltamag of Yap is one of the Habele tuition scholarship recipients for 2020-21. Awarded the Leona Peterson Memorial Scholarship, she will be a freshman at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Pohnpei in the fall. Each tuition grant is set at a level that maintains family ownership in student achievement while lightening the financial burden. Often scholarships cover between fifty and seventy-five percent of school tuition and fees. Students must maintain . . .

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NPCA WILL CONDUCT A TOWN HALL ON PEACE CORPS AND ITS FUTURE

CORRECTION:  The original post did not have the correct information to register.  I apologize for the confusion. Here is the link to register: To register: https://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/cpages/home  All the conversations and the Town Hall will be on ZOOM. The NPCA is inviting all RPCVs to participate in the events leading up to the Town Hall as well as the actual Town Hall. The following is the text of the NPCA announcement. • We’re convening an ideas summit July 18 to ask some crucial questions about the Peace Corps community in a changed world. And as we lead up to that event, from July 8–16 we’re bringing together members of the Peace Corps community for a series of town hall discussions around issues of systemic racism, climate change, and more — to help shape our agenda for the future and ask: What are the big ideas for the Peace Corps going forward? Volunteers worldwide were evacuated because of . . .

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