In addition to our primary and secondary projects, Peace Corps volunteers also work on projects outside of their communities by serving on working groups and committees.
Committees are usually used to improve the volunteer experience and reach and working groups are for volunteers to use their skills to benefit more than just their communities and regions.
I am a member of a working group called Student Friendly Schools and our mission is to promote inclusive education in schools throughout the country. We work on expanding educator knowledge on learning disabilities, orphans and vulnerable children, and children who come from homes impacted by domestic violence, and how to ensure that all children receive an education, no matter what their circumstances may be.
We are really excited because we are preparing to hold a workshop in May for educators all over Namibia and hold sessions on child development, inclusive education, education law, and how to make sure every child is getting what they need at school. We have been working really hard on this workshop and want it to be a success.
Currently, we are raising money for this workshop on the Peace Corps website. As of writing this post, we have raised $4,587.42 and still have around $9,600 to go.
This workshop is important because every child deserves the best education possible and by holding this workshop and bringing in Namibian experts in the fields of education, child psychology, the law, etc, we can do our part to make sure that will happen.
If you can spare a few dollars, please consider donating so that this workshop can happen. (And it’s tax deductible!!!!!!!!!)
More information is on this page!!
Thank you for your help and support!