Saturday, August 25, 2007

Call For PeaceCorps to Return

Thanks Callista for the link to this pretty convincing argument for the US PeaceCorps to come back and assist in shoring up the education and health systems:

  • Liberia was one of the first Peace Corps countries and one of the most successful programs for 27 years.
  • More than 3,000 Peace Corps volunteers and staff members served in Liberia.
  • Liberians, especially the new president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, consider Peace Corps one of the most effective development groups ever to work in Liberia.
  • Peace Corps educators helped to make Liberia‚Äôs schools some of the best in West Africa, from primary through university.


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