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Azerbaijan In Depth: A Peace Corps Publication

Azerbaijan In Depth: A Peace Corps Publication

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History of the Peace Corps in Azerbaijan
The government of Azerbaijan had expressed a keen interest in having a Peace Corps program since 1997. However, because of intense lobbying efforts by anti-Azerbaijani Armenian Americans, the Freedom Support Act of 1992 contained a special provision (Section 907) banning U.S. foreign assistance to Azerbaijan without

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History of the Peace Corps in Azerbaijan
The government of Azerbaijan had expressed a keen interest in having a Peace Corps program since 1997. However, because of intense lobbying efforts by anti-Azerbaijani Armenian Americans, the Freedom Support Act of 1992 contained a special provision (Section 907) banning U.S. foreign assistance to Azerbaijan without presidential approval. This effectively blocked any initiative by the Peace Corps until 2002, when President George W. Bush lifted the provision.
Shortly thereafter, a detailed assessment was conducted and the Peace Corps Director approved the new country program that opened in 2003.
Based upon the expressed wishes of the government of Azerbaijan, the first program focused on teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). Volunteers teach students at the secondary level and a few train teachers at the university level. Instruction is provided in schools, through team-teaching with Azerbaijani teachers, and through nonformal educational activities, such as after-school clubs.
In 2005, the community economic development (CED) program was launched. CED Volunteers work with intermediary organizations, as well as with communities at large, in three broad areas: business and life skills development, organizational development, and community development.
In 2007, the youth development (YD) program was initiated. YD Volunteers work in villages and towns with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), government structures, and communities. They and their Azerbaijani colleagues help Azerbaijani boys and girls to develop their internal strengths, preparing them to be productive, healthy adults, to lead an independent economic life, and to be active members of their communities..........

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ISBN-13:
2940149421107
Publisher:
Pennyhill Press
Publication date:
03/07/2014
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