Hinojosa Welcomes Peace Corps Volunteer bound for Uganda to Washington, D.C

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Hinojosa Welcomes Peace Corps Volunteer bound for Uganda to Washington, D.C

Hinojosa Welcomes Peace Corps Volunteer bound for Uganda to Washington, D.C

Hinojosa Welcomes Peace Corps Volunteer to Washington, D.C.

March 26, 2001

Contact: Israel Rocha
Washington, DC Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX) today welcomed Jennifer Sue Curry from Donna, Texas to Washington, DC. Curry came to Washington to prepare for her service as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda, Africa. While in Uganda, Curry will be working with the Ugandan Education Ministry and their outreach programming. Primarily, Curry will be observing the teaching methods of local grammar school teachers throughout Uganda and reporting her findings to the Ugandan University System and the Education Ministry. Curry hopes that this in-depth study will yield an improved understanding of the manner in which children learn and the process in which to better facilitate their learning.

Prior to serving in the Peace Corps, this Rio Grande Valley native worked with Hinojosa in McAllen, Texas as a Field Representative helping constituents obtain access to Congressional Services. Specifically, Curry assisted Hinojosa place South Texas youth in military academies throughout the nation and worked on several outreach activities.

"While her family, co-workers and I will miss Jennifer greatly, I wish her the best as she takes on this great service. I am honored to have had her work on my staff, and congratulate the Ugandan Education Ministry on selecting this dedicated and hard working colleague. Good luck and congratulations," Hinojosa stated.

Curry will be stationed in Uganda, Africa for a term of two years and will return in June 2003. With this assignment, Curry will be joining the 161,000 volunteers who have served the Peace Corps since its invention. Former volunteers have confirmed that the two years living overseas were among the most challenging of their lives. But most will also describe their time in the Peace Corps as the most rewarding they have ever experienced.

"It is funny, but I am not nervous - only excited about my assignment to Africa. I hope to learn a great deal from my fellow volunteers and my term of service," Curry remarked when asked about her assignment. Curry will depart the Untied States for Africa tomorrow afternoon after a through debriefing. Curry is part of the first group of volunteers to return to Uganda after the program was recalled due to increased violence in the country in 1999.

"We wish Jennifer the best as she begins this new and exciting time in her life," Hinojosa concluded.

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Story Source: Representative Rubén Hinojosa

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