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2012
To date, AARPCV has supported two funding request from PCVs hailing from the state of Georgia

 

In February, AARPCV provided funding for a request from K. Stanhope in
Peru and a total of $500 was
AARPCV_Logo/Peru.jpgdonated towards this effort to provide improved cooking stoves. StanhopeAARPCV_Logo/Peru.jpg reports that families currently cook over a wood fire which produces a choking black cloud that can cause severe respiratory infections among young children. This project will help fund materials for new stoves that will eliminate the black smoke, burn less wood and cut down on deforestation.

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At our Summer Social on June 2, AARPCV voted to provide $1,881.92 to a local latrine construction project in Senegal, fulfilling the total funding needs of the project. In the project proposal, the Georgia volunteer reported thatAARPCV_Logo/map.jpg a baseline survey of all compounds in their remote village was performed, in order to better assess the needs of the village. A result of this survey showed that 63% of the compounds in the village did not have a functioning latrine, an essential part of healthy and sanitary living. This project was proposed to help those families who do not possess latrines, acquire them through Peace Corps Partnership community cooperation. Funding will go towards buying the necessary materials to build sturdy and functional latrines and to train two community members in proper sanitation practices to share with the rest of the community

 

2011
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PCV & students at journalism camp in Kyrgyzstan

In 2011, AARPCV supported three funding requests from Peace Corps Volunteers who listed Georgia as their home of residence.  

Mozambique
In
 February, AARPCV contributed $1035.71 to a school library project at the Professional School of Ocua, a secondary school in Mozambique. With these funds, the request for $1135.71 from PCV Lisa DiAndreth was fulfilled.

One of the most striking differences between my new Mozambican school and American schools was the lack of resources. Never mind computers and science labs, my new school didn’t even have books. Not one student, nor even the teachers, had any access to textbooks. There are few printed materials to begin with- no newspapers, magazines, or books – and so generally literacy is low. I realized after the first few months of teaching what a huge impact access to books can have on learning. The only information my students had to study off of was what they’d copied by hand off the chalkboard into their notebook during class time. Besides being enormously time consuming, if they’d made any mistakes they had no way to check a reference and would simply learn it wrong, not due to a lack of motivations but a lack of necessary resources. I decided right away one of the biggest impacts I could have on my students, school, and community would be to get books to Ocua.  With your support and donations, I was able to purchase over 300 brand new updated books for the school. Escola Profissional de Ocua now has textbooks for every discipline as well as simple reading books in both Portuguese and English. I cannot begin to describe how excited the students and teachers are to have access to this resource. You have helped to give opportunities to kids who simply wouldn’t have them any other way.

-Lisa DiAndreath, 2011
  
 

Madagascar

AARPCV also donated the final $20.50 to a request from PCV Erin Mills for a school water project, satisfying the $1030.50 needed to complete the project.  These funds were used to provide the local school with an independent water source by the creation of a new well.  Three pit latrines were also added, with Erin and other teachers leading activities with the kids about hand washing, the importance of clean food and water, and using the latrines.  Improving sanitation reduced illness and thus improved children’s’ health and their access to education.

Kyrgyz Republic
 
AARPCV also donated the final $20.50 to a request from PCV Erin Mills for a school water project, satisfying the $1030.50 needed to complete the project.  These funds were used to provide the local school with an independent water source by the creation of a new well.  Three pit latrines were also added, with Erin and other teachers leading activities with the kids about hand washing, the importance of clean food and water, and using the latrines.  Improving sanitation reduced illness and thus improved children’s’ health and their access to education.

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