May 5, 2005: Headlines: COS - Bulgaria: Directors - Vasquez: Organizational Development: Peace Corps: Bonnie Drenik working in community organizational development in Bulgaria

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Bonnie Drenik working in community organizational development in Bulgaria

Bonnie Drenik working in community organizational development in Bulgaria

Bonnie Drenik working in community organizational development in Bulgaria

Peace Corps Director Visits Volunteers at Sites in Bulgaria

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 2005 Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez recently visited Bulgaria, where he met with volunteers, staff and Ambassador James W. Pardew, in addition to attending the Europe, Mediterranean and Asia Peace Corps country directors' annual conference.

On Wednesday, Director Vasquez visited Bonnie Drenik from Cincinnati, Ohio, who is a community organizational development volunteer. Drenik's prior achievements include 20 years of experience in development work, which have proven to be a tremendous asset for her community. As a Peace Corps volunteer, Drenik is involved in numerous projects and was able to give Director Vasquez a tour of one of them. The Territorial Organization of Science and Technical Unions is one of the nongovernmental organizations Drenik is assisting. Their current project, an information technology lab, has led to the creation of an education and re-qualification center. The center offers courses in information technology, languages, business and other requalification programs to under-employed young adults. Director Vasquez met with the students participating in the program and had the opportunity to see firsthand how instrumental Drenik has been in the success of the center.





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