|By johnedelson (adsl-9-74-169.mia.bellsouth.net - 188.8.131.52) on Monday, November 21, 2005 - 8:04 am: Edit Post|
My advice: the administration should give the award to "All Americans who choose to serve in the peace Corps". There is no reason for awards for serving volunteers.
For RPCVs who continue to promote the agency, the concept, their insights and their projects - - I'd say yes.
www.time4learning.com RPCV 80 Cameroon
|By Colleen Clark (dialup-184.108.40.206.dial1.boston1.level3.net - 220.127.116.11) on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 2:15 pm: Edit Post|
No awards. Volunteers are all trying to do their best, or should be. Others should resign and go home.
What would the criteria be anyway? Who would judge? How would such "competition" not undermine morale?
English teacher, Turkey, 1964-66
|By Joe Ciuffini (18.104.22.168) on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 7:36 am: Edit Post|
No awards by Peace Corps; awards by rpcv groups at a local level for real third goal activities.
Awards are great if you believe you are under appreciated and have no satisfaction in the job. I doubt either of these are true for a successful
Math/Shop Teacher, Ethiopia 1964-66
|By Geri Critchley (207-172-83-137.c3-0.129-ubr2.lnh-129.md.cable.rcn.com - 22.214.171.124) on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 9:19 am: Edit Post|
Government awards do not fit with Peace Corps service.
Sargent Shriver's mantra was "Serve, serve, serve" - not "see if you can get an award."
Peace Corps service is not a competition.
Each PCV knows and feels every day what a privilege it is to have the opportunity to be of service - that is the lasting intrinsic award.
RPCV Senegal 71-72