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Peace Corps honors Father's Day

Peace Corps honors Father's Day

"The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity." - Jean Paul Richter

Peace Corps honors Father's Day

Honoring Father's Day: Family Legacies of Volunteerism

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2005 – Akiko Uyeda has held a swimming record in Maui for more than 18 years, chaired the Hawaii State Board of Education Student Council, graduated from Cornell University and has plans to become a doctor, but this former Peace Corps volunteer credits her father with her success and sense of service.

Akiko's father, award winning writer and motivational speaker Charles Uyeda, also served in the Peace Corps in Thailand more than 30 years before his daughter, and instilled in her a passion for service to others. Akiko grew up on stories of collecting rain for drinking water and fetching bath water from a well. She also experienced his selflessness as he cared for his ailing wife through many years of cancer treatments. The dedication she witness gave her the drive to become a volunteer herself.

"I've always told my daughter that our greatest gift to her would be our positive environment, which gave her self-confidence, good values and good ethics," he said. "The foundation of how we think and feel begins in the home."

Akiko would carry that belief with her through her own dedication to service and commitment to the Peace Corps mission as a primary school teacher, but she is not the only volunteer to follow in the footsteps of a Peace Corps legacy.

Caleb Marshall is serving today in the Kyrgyz Republic, far from his Florida home, but he didn’t arrive without plenty of preparation. He is the sixth member of his family to serve in the Peace Corps.

His father, Randall C. Marshall, legal director for the Americans Civil Liberties Union, Miami, Florida, met his wife Margaret while they were serving in Kenya.

Caleb credits his father with teaching him about service, even though he gained a first hand knowledge of a Peace Corps volunteer's life when he visited his grandmother while she was serving as a volunteer in Antigua. His aunt and uncle also served both as volunteers in the Philippines and 10 years later as Peace Corps country directors in the Solomon Islands.

"The Peace Corps has been my dream since I was five years old — 20 years later I am living my dream," said Caleb.

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June 12, 2005: This Week's Top Stories Date: June 12 2005 No: 644 June 12, 2005: This Week's Top Stories
US should take a stand for freedom in Uzbekistan
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June 12, 2005:  Special Events Date: June 12 2005 No: 642 June 12, 2005: Special Events
Vote in the NPCA Election for new board before June 15
"American Taboo" author Phil Weiss in Maryland on June 18
"Rainforests and Refugees" showing in Portland, Maine until June 25
"Iowa in Ghana" on exhibit in Waterloo through June 30
NPCA to hold Virtual Leaders Forum on July 29
RPCV's "Taking the Early Bus" at Cal State until Aug 15
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RPCVs: Post your stories or press releases here for inclusion next week.

June 6, 2005: This Week's Top Stories Date: June 12 2005 No: 643 June 6, 2005: This Week's Top Stories
Kinky Friedman will "sign anything except bad legislation" 6 Jun
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Anat Shenker met her husband during service in Honduras 31 May
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June 6: PC suspends Uzbekistan program Date: June 7 2005 No: 640 June 6: PC suspends Uzbekistan program
Peace Corps has announced that it is suspending the Uzbekistan program after the visas of 52 Peace Corps volunteers who arrived in January were not renewed. The suspension comes after a State Department warning that terrorist groups may be planning attacks in Uzbekistan and after the killings in Andizhan earlier in May. Background: PCOL published a report on April 23 that Peace Corps volunteers who arrived in January were having visa difficulties and reported on safety and visa issues in Uzbekistan as they developed.

Friends of the Peace Corps 170,000  strong Date: April 2 2005 No: 543 Friends of the Peace Corps 170,000 strong
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