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Megan Eldridge returns from two years of service in Samburu, Kenya, as a Peace Corps volunteer, where she volunteered in public health at a semi-arid, rural coastal site
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Eldridge returns from stint with Peace Corps
PITTSFIELD -- Pittsfield resident Megan Eldridge returns this summer from two years of service in Samburu, Kenya, as a Peace Corps volunteer, where she volunteered in public health at a semi-arid, rural coastal site.
During her 27 months in Kenya, Eldridge's primary project was health, focusing on AIDS/HIV education. She worked as a public health educator, working in schools, with local community-based organizations, and a local government health center.
What Eldridge, a 2002 graduate of Regis College, enjoyed most about her Peace Corps service was the independence while working on and developing projects and learning to "work with limited resources."
More than 180 volunteers are serving in Kenya, supporting development in economic development, education and public health.
| This Month's Issue: August 2004|
Teresa Heinz Kerry celebrates the Peace Corps Volunteer as one of the best faces America has ever projected in a speech to the Democratic Convention. The National Review disagreed and said that Heinz's celebration of the PCV was "truly offensive." What's your opinion and who can come up with the funniest caption for our Current Events Funny?
Exclusive: Director Vasquez speaks out in an op-ed published exclusively on the web by Peace Corps Online saying the Dayton Daily News' portrayal of Peace Corps "doesn't jibe with facts."
In other news, the NPCA makes the case for improving governance and explains the challenges facing the organization, RPCV Bob Shaconis says Peace Corps has been a "sacred cow", RPCV Shaun McNally picks up support for his Aug 10 primary and has a plan to win in Connecticut, and the movie "Open Water" based on the negligent deaths of two RPCVs in Australia opens August 6. Op-ed's by RPCVs: Cops of the World is not a good goal and Peace Corps must emphasize community development.