|By Admin1 (admin) (adsl-70-240-139-65.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net - 22.214.171.124) on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 10:30 am: Edit Post|
1999: Arthur Dacanay served in Honduras in Talanga beginning in 1999
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Arthur Dacanay can be contacted at jdacanayagmaildcom
Country of Service: Honduras
Training Group: East IV
Cities you served in: Talanga
Arrival Year: 1999
Departure Year: 2003
Youth Development projects - Formed Youth Leadership Group in host community to train youth leaders with projects enhancing Self-Esteem, communication skills, STDs (HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention), drug and alcohol theater cultural presentations, and community clean-up days; Child Survival HIV/AIDS Education - working with Mid-wives, community health workers, as well as well as community members with potential higher risk for HIV/AIDS, Project Management for Peace Corps Partnership Project (Private-Sector Initiatives), procured US$9,000 donation from U.S. private sector corporation to assist in financing physical education/ cultural event court/stage project in collaboration with the municipal government of Talanga. Total project budget was US$14,000.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Attended School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, received my MA in International Relations/ International Economics focusing in Latin American regional focus and Emerging Markets economics. I was an Intern at the consulting firm Public Strategies, Inc. in Mexico City. I provided public policy recommendations to Secretary of Health (Mexico) as to how to promote the production of clean air, information related to illness prevention, and non-smoking campaigns. Also, I increased impact of public opinion on corporate decision making, and defined and prioritized public health goods as they relate to health care in Mexico. Moreover, I researched Mexican economy corresponding to analysis of contributing factors leading to 1982 and 1994 economic crises, and created database of research material as basis for college-level economics course. Finally, I developed strategies to promote world-wide manufacturing outsourcing in Mexico. I am interested in continuing my work in International Development; I am interested in Project Management and analysis opportunities, as well as economic analysis positions to evaluate overall effectiveness of project proposals - interested in working for USAID, Peace Corps, in these capacities.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I really enjoyed my Peace Corps experience, working with the inhabitants on Leadership and Health projects to improve standard of living. I am especially proud of my Peace Corps Partnership Project, where I received a donation of US$9,000 from the U.S. Private Sector to help finance Physical Education Project.
Originally posted: January 8, 2006
Looking for another volunteer who served with this Group?
If you know this volunteer or someone from his or her group and are looking to reconnect with them,
leave a message above where it says "Create New Conversation."
If this is your profile, post any additions, updates or corrections to your profile below where it says "Add a Message."
RPCVs: To add your own RPCV profile click here.
| The Peace Corps Library|
Peace Corps Online is proud to announce that the Peace Corps Library is now available online. With over 30,000 index entries in 500 categories, this is the largest collection of Peace Corps related stories in the world. From Acting to Zucchini, you can use the Main Index to find hundreds of stories about what RPCVs with your same interests or from your Country of Service are doing today.
|By Jamie (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 11:57 pm: Edit Post|
I am interested to see that you have served in Talanga! I am a 16 year old high school student, I will be graduating next June. For my senior project I am sponsoring three young boys on the plains of Talanga, and plan to take three students with me to go visit them in next march. I have some basic questions about Talanga, for instance the customs and such. If you are interested in hearing more or answering some questions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thank You!