March is Women's History Month and March 8th is International Women's Day! Although IWD was originally started in America in 1909, it is not very popular here in America. However, in much of the rest of the world, including many Peace Corps countries, it is a very important holiday!
The first time I encountered International Women’s Day was during my time in Burkina Faso. I was lucky enough to participate in IWD festivities twice. In Burkina and much of West Africa, IWD is
A few weeks ago we lost one of our own, Anne Leplae shares memories of Ms. Katie: The last time I saw her, Ms. Katie was in a motorized shopping cart with a basket full of food for a party she was organizing for one of her 7 adopted children. I would regularly see Ms. Katie attending mass or helping with Sunday school at All Saints Church - she was always surrounded by children. I would bump into her at fairs and farmers markets in the Milwaukee area at her very popular face-
James Levine is the new Wisconsin recruiter for Peace Corps. As a Milwaukeenative, he is looking forward to helping students and professionals in the Milwaukee area learn about Peace Corpsand getting to know the great RPCV community in town.
James served as an Education volunteer in Cambodia from 2015 to 2017. He taught English alongside local teachers at a rural public high school and worked with community partners to establish an organic vegetable garden and computer lab