1990: kurt gibson served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay in Isla Alta (Mbujapey) beginning in 1990

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1990: kurt gibson served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay in Isla Alta (Mbujapey) beginning in 1990

1990: kurt gibson served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay in Isla Alta (Mbujapey) beginning in 1990

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer kurt gibson can be contacted at kurtgibsonahotmaildcom

Country of Service: Paraguay

Training Group: Aregua 4

Cities you served in: Isla Alta (Mbujapey)

Arrival Year: 1990

Departure Year: 1992

Work Description:

Rural Health Educator Promoted community wide child survival, anti-parasite, and dental hygiene programs using Spanish and Guaraní. Taught STD/HIV/AIDS prevention and family planning to over 1,400 students. Trained 20 volunteer rural health promoters. Created and implemented nutrition and food preparation course for 15 rural women, including promotion of fuel-efficient wood stoves. Taught rural community organization methods to 25 Peace Corps trainees. Evaluated and redeveloped project plan for Rural Health Educators.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Peace Corps launched me on a career trajectory in international relief and development, with various overseas assignments in Bosnia (International Medical Corps 1994-95), Serbia (International Rescue Committee 1996-99) Croatia (IRC 1999), Tajikistan & Afghanistan (Mercy Corps 2000-2002 and Creative Associates 2004), interspersed with HQ positions in Boston (Pathfinder International 1999-2000) and my native SF Bay Area (Low Income Investment Fund 2002-2003). Currently in hiatus from relief & development while I search for the perfect Bay Area-based position with a humanitarian organization.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Some of the most difficult and most rewarding experiences. Life-changing. Career-launching credential. Most amazing people; never encountered more top-notch colleagues & friends since.

Originally posted: April 21, 2007



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Peace Corps Paraguay; Directory of Paraguay RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Paraguay RPCVs; Peace Corps Annual Report: 1990



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