Nicaragua in Depth - A Peace Corp Publication [NOOK Book]

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History of the Peace Corps in Nicaragua
The first Peace Corps Volunteers arrived in Nicaragua in 1969. Between 1969–78, the program ranged in size from 75 to 125 Volunteers. 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.
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Nicaragua in Depth - A Peace Corp Publication

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Overview

History of the Peace Corps in Nicaragua
The first Peace Corps Volunteers arrived in Nicaragua in 1969. Between 1969–78, the program ranged in size from 75 to 125 Volunteers. 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 1982, the Peace Corps attempted to re-establish a program in Nicaragua but was unsuccessful because of the highly polarized political situation in the country. Four Volunteers from Peace Corps programs in other Spanish-speaking countries reinitiated the program in May 1991. The program has since grown to more than 200 Volunteers working in five projects throughout Nicaragua.
Peace Corps/Nicaragua uses community-based training (CBT), an innovative, experiential learning model that you will soon participate in firsthand. CBT helps trainees adapt to field situations while living with Nicaraguan families during the full pre-service training (PST) period of 11 weeks. The family homestay experience of PST will help prepare you for your 24-month homestay upon becoming a Volunteer. By living with a family for the entire 27 months of your Peace Corps service, you will more quickly develop the language and cultural skills needed to be effective. The homestay experience leads to greater integration in the community, which can help to reduce risks and allow you to serve more safely.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149505821
  • Publisher: Pennyhill Press
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 161 KB

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