What Have You Done (Lately) For Your Host Country?
As you have read on this site, there are numerous RPCVs who have never forgotten the people of their Peace Corps countries. Recently we wrote about what several Ethiopia RPCVs have done, and are still doing today, for where they once served. We know there are many similar stories that can be told by all of you.
We call this generous effort the Fourth Goal of the Peace Corps. A term suggested By David Arnold (Ethiopia 1963-65). It is how being a PCV does not end with the close of service conference.
We ask you now —
- What have you done for your Peace Corps country since you came home?
- How have you helped one or more of your former students?
- What have you done for the family that adopted you, gave you a new name and all their love, support and attention?
- What have you done for the school where you taught, the hospital where you worked, or anyone of the other assignments you did as a PCV?
Send us your story, plus photographs, that tell your story. We’ll post them on this site. Tell your tale of caring and giving after your days as a PCV. It is time to tell Washington and the world the complete story of what it means to be a Peace Corps Volunteers. Only you can tell it.
Marian Haley Beil & John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962-64)