Director Hessler-Radelet brings Peace Corps into the classroom

By Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools
March 23, 2016

Peace Corps Week is a key time for returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) to host activities that allow them to share their countries of service. 

RPCVs teach others about their host countries and dispel misconceptions about the places they consider a second home. The Third Goal of the Peace Corps is to help promote a better understanding of other people on the part of the Americans. This is a lifetime commitment that emphasizes that Peace Corps service never stops.

This year Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet (RPCV Samoa) visited a seventh grade class and led an interactive Let Girls Learn activity called the Girl Child Project. This activity offers a glimpse into the lives of three girls from Guyana, Georgia and Uganda through stories collected by Peace Corps Volunteers in the field about real girls in their communities. The purpose of the activity is for students to learn more about a day in the life of these girls and relate the girls’ experiences to their own daily lives.

If you are an RPCV, and you want to share your Peace Corps experience with a classroom or community group, sign up for Speakers Match, check out our resources and tips and don’t forget to tell us about it on the RPCV Portal.