May 5, 2005: Headlines: COS - Bulgaria: Directors - Vasquez: Youth Development: Peace Corps: Genevieve Garrett working in youth development in Bulgaria

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Genevieve Garrett working in youth development in Bulgaria

Genevieve Garrett working in youth development in Bulgaria

Genevieve Garrett working in youth 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.

Director Vasquez had a chance to meet with several Peace Corps volunteers and visit their sites. One was Genevieve Garrett, of Florence, Miss., who at the age of 25 has already volunteered in Bangladesh, India and at home in Mississippi before joining the Peace Corps. Garrett's previous work in Mother Teresa's Calcutta orphanage and with AmeriCorps helped prepare her for her assignment in the Peace Corps as a youth development volunteer.

Garrett took the opportunity to discuss the many projects she is managing, including after school activities that incorporate art, strategies to obtain higher education, community clean-up projects, and other life skills training for children at the local orphanage and in the minority community. Garrett also detailed her work as the director of Camp GLOW, a summer camp for young girls to realize their worth and potential in life.





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