RPCV Legacy Program - an activity of E&E RPCVs

ROM 1962 TO 1976, and again from 1995 to 1999 more than 2,500 Peace Corps Volunteers worked in education, health, agriculture, community development and other fields in Ethiopia and Eritrea, countries that remain among the poorest in the world.
     In 2003 Ethiopia & Eritrea RPCVs established the Legacy Program to allow returned Peace Corps Volunteers from these two countries to continue their legacy of service and assistance. Specific projects were proposed by “champions” and reviewed and approved by the E&E RPCVs board of directors.    
     As of mid-December 2006 the RPCV Legacy Program has raised a total of US $55,335 for four important education and health projects in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Two projects have met their goal while two others are ongoing; see summaries and descriptions below.
     You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to one or more of the Legacy projects. Your gift may be made in your name, anonymously, or in honor or memory of a friend, family member or other loved one.
     Take a look at the project summaries and gift catalog below to see what a difference your donations can make. A US dollar still goes a long way in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Borana Student
Advancement
Ethiopia Reads
in Awassa
HIV/AIDS Books for 200 Communities

BENEFIT: Increase enrollment and retention of disadvantaged students, particularly girls, in southern Ethiopia.

For more information about the Borana Student Advancement project click HERE.

BENEFIT: Create a safe, inviting and resource-rich free library and literacy training center for children, teachers and library workers in Awassa.

BENEFIT: Help rural healthcare providers in Eritrea and Ethiopia deal with HIV/AIDS.

For more information about the HIV/AIDS Books for Rural Communities project click HERE.

AKE A DIFFERENCE NOW.
  • Choose one or more gifts from the catalog below.
  • Make a gift in your name or in honor or memory of someone else.
  • Pay by check or secure credit card transaction.
Borana Student
Advancement
Ethiopia Reads
in Awassa
HIV/AIDS Books for 200 Communities
$35 can give 6 disadvantaged boys and girls summer advancement courses in English, math and science. $30 can can buy 30 high-quality, multi-lingual books for children. $50 can give 1 rural healthcare worker 2 important reference books on HIV/AIDS and general medical care.

$70 can give 12 disadvantaged boys and girls summer advancement courses in English, math and science.

$60 can provide training materials for 3 literacy workers. $100 can give 2 rural healthcare workers 2 important reference books on HIV/AIDS and general medical care.

$120 can keep 1 disadvantaged girl in school for a full year.

$110 can provide two weeks' salary for a library worker.

$250 can give a school, clinic or hospital a "Healthcare Library" of 10 books and 3 pamphlets.