Archive - July 29, 2023

Jennifer Ching Peace Corps Response Volunteer (Ethiopia & Botswana)

Jennifer Ching Peace Corps Response Volunteer (Ethiopia & Botswana)

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Don Messerschmidt (Nepal 1963-65)  From the Peace Corps Website, May 25, 2023     Jennifer Ching, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Ethiopia from 2016 to 2018, is now a Peace Corps Response Volunteer serving in Botswana. Jennifer, who is Chinese and lived in Malaysia as a child, shares why Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month is important to her, how her Asian American identity impacted her service as a Volunteer, and her favorite cultural traditions.   1) Why is AANHPI Heritage Month important to you? AANHPI Heritage month is important because it increases the exposure and promotion of the presence of these groups of people in the social consciousness. It’s also important to me because it spotlights my people and culture, as well as our contributions in the United States, both historically and during the present day. . . .

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