Shortly before we left Moldova, the Peace Corps communications office in Washington, D.C. contacted us to ask whether we might assist a Kiplinger reporter writing an article about older Peace Corps Volunteers. Kim Lankford’s article recently appeared on the Kiplinger website. The version shown in the illustration above was published in the subscribers-only Kiplinger’s Retirement Report.
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David The Kiplinger article was illegible – print small and blurry and could not be enlarged. Same conditions when we got your blog originally. I’ll try going to the net tomorrow and see if the article is available there.
Hi Charlotte. Sorry you had a problem. The photo is just meant as an illustration. Please click on the link within the post to see the actual Kiplinger article.
Hi David! Welcome home! In case you’re busy and missed the Peace Corps Nepal Facebook post with another PC Moldova/Nepal connection, I’d like to make an introduction: David Jarmul meet Dylan Porter, founder of SEVA, and Moldova RPCV! I talked to Dylan for about an hour today, and his passion for his 3 year old nonprofit has totally made me a believer in the good they’ve been doing the past two years. He and his wife met in Nepal – he worked at the British School after Peace Corps Moldova and she was on a Fulbright Scholarship. Quick summary, SEVA so far, has taken about 6 selected US Educators to Nepal and taught them how to implement Service Learning projects in Gorkha. Those teachers have then take in that knowledge to teach their classrooms in the United States about service learning. Phase I: in the US, educators develop a project proposal, based on what they’re passionate about, that they’d like to you implement in Nepal. During this time they talk to Nepalis and learn about Nepal. Phase II: Participants go to Nepal for 3 weeks in June, to collaborate with Nepalis who are experts in the field of their proposals. Then, ideas morph and grow into meaningful service learning projects with input from the villagers regarding what they need. Participants are accompanied by Nepali translators who are deeply committed to the SEVA service learning model. Phase III: After inventing, organizing, innovating, and executing a service learning project in Nepal, educators are uniquely empowered to teach their American students how to develop and implement service learning projects of their own. So, David, I wonder if you and your PR eye could take a look at their webpage – they are about to overhaul the video and add in a “Founder’s Message.” Do you think the webpage is effectively marketing their goal – which would be to get schools/ districts buy in to pay about $6000 for their teachers to use this as professional development? Any ideas? I think you two would have a lot to talk about in general Dylan’s wife is a UNC grad btw! Namaste satiharu, Chrissy Kohrt
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