"Spirit of Volunteerism" International Exchange Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps

Through "The Spirit of Volunteerism" international exchange to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, Kossiwa Djondo, an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participant from Togo, joined Peace Corps alumnae who served in Togo and thousands of other Peace Corps alumni from across the United States this past weekend at the 50th Anniversary Procession of Flags from Arlington National Cemetery to the Lincoln Memorial.

From September 25 through October 15, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is bringing 51 men and women from countries where there is a Peace Corps presence to the United States to better understand how to expand community-based volunteer activities in their own countries. All participants have influenced the Peace Corps programs in their countries and led volunteering efforts in their local communities. Click here to learn more about this people-to-people exchange.



Carol C.
Texas, USA
September 27, 2011

Carol C. in Texas writes:

Over the past six years the Friends of Pakistan USA, an affiliate of the National Peace Corps Assn., has worked to send aid to Pakistani NGO's for disaster relief and educational programs. We who saw Peace Corps service in Pakistan in the sixties are frustrated by the current lack of a Peace Corps presence in that country. We must find a way to develop "Spirit of Volunteerism" programs with Pakistan, in spite of the current tensions. We see Pakistanis developing promising volunteer initiatives already. This could be what our nations need to restore our relationship.

IVLP Program Participants and Peace Corps Alumni Walk Together in Washington
Posted by Nathan Arnold
September 26, 2011


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