|By David Livingston (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 2:27 pm: Edit Post|
IMO it's important that somehow the idealism of the earliest days of the Peace Corps be regenerated. For example, Group Liberia One consisted of 106 indiduals, 99 of whom served a full two year (or more--several of us extended our tours for some weeks because our replacements were slow in arriving) tour as PCVs, that's a success rate of 93.3%. In contrast, it is my understanding that today fully 50% of PCVs sent abroad fail to complete a full two year tour. If this is correct, that's a very wasteful expenditure of assets.