January 3 - RPCVs of Uzbekistan listserv: Save PC Uzbekistan!

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By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 9:18 am: Edit Post

Save PC Uzbekistan!

Read and comment on this email from an Uzbek 11 volunteer who returned to Uzbekistan to work after the evacuation. The email has has been circulating on rpcv listservs and can be read at:

Save PC Uzbekistan!*

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Save PC Uzbekistan!

it's pretty sad news about peace corps. i was in the office in tashkent yesterday and the mood was grim. turns out that since there is no peace corps director, there is no one to make hard decisions so the office will close. also since there is no director, there is a hiring freeze.

one suggestion if you are at all interested. one reason they are closing is because they are afraid recruitment will be bad due to the proximity to afghanistan and due to the horrible and biased news coverage that makes it appear war is going on here. apparently, peace corps washington did not even take into account that many volunteers who were already HERE may wish to return and are not afraid or worried. SO, if that is the case and there are a certain amount of volunteers who want to come back here, start a letter writing campaign to the DC office, start a phoning campaign, sell it to them that you want to come back. then maybe they'll reconsider opening the program earlier for volunteers who were already here. it's a suggestion and the only one I can think of to help these wonderful people keep their jobs.

if anyone is on the mass list for all volunteers and could send this around, thanks!

let me know if you think it's feasible.

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