“As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.
The Peace Corps’ Mission
To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:
To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women
To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans”
For more information, visit the official Peace Corps Website: http://www.peacecorps.gov/
“The first Peace Corps Volunteers arrived in Nicaragua in 1969. Between 1969–78, the program ranged in size from 75 to 125 Volunteers per year. Volunteers provided assistance in education, vocational training, rural nutrition, rural waterworks, agricultural extension, cooperatives, and municipal development. After the earthquake of 1972, efforts were dedicated to rebuilding the country‘s infrastructure. The Peace Corps program in Nicaragua was suspended in 1978 because of civil war.In May 1991, four Volunteers from Peace Corps programs in other Spanish-speaking countries reinitiated the program. The program has since grown to more than 160 Volunteers per year working in five project sectors throughout Nicaragua.The year 2011 marked 30 years of Peace Corps service in Nicaragua and 50 years of Peace Corps service worldwide. Peace Corps/Nicaragua is recognized as one of the strongest Peace Corps programs in the Inter-America and the Pacific region.”
“Your hub for everything and anything that is Peace Corps Nicaragua. Explore, connect, listen, support, and submit to your heart’s content.”
May We Suggest in Peace Corps Nicaragua, August 2014 – March 2017
- E&A In Peace Corps – Our assignment details, mailing information, and personal Peace Corps goals.
- Stories and Experiences – These pages chunk our years in Nicaragua into smaller time-frames and highlight a few posts that embody that particular part of our service.
- Features – To help share a variety of information about both Nicaraguan culture and our personal reflections during service, we host a variety of series and features on our blog.