Monday, October 30, 2006

Power to the Peace Corps!

Did you know that there are about 200,000 returned Peace Corps Volunteers and staff? This is an extraordinary untapped reservoir of people who have lived in developing countries, understand the issues that local communities face, and have a passion for making the world a better place.

GlobalGiving has recently launched a partnership with the National Peace Corps Association that empowers former Peace Corps volunteers to band together to support high impact projects in the countries where they lived and worked. The Friends of Burkina Faso, the Friends of Thailand, and the High Atlas Foundation are helping launch this initiative.

Much of the credit for leading this belongs to Tony Gambino, a former volunteer in Congo. His blog is here - check it out.