Peace Corps Dominican Republic

Starting March 1, 2011, I will be serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. According to the materials Peace Corps has sent me to prepare me for my time abroad, I will be volunteering in support of a computer lab at either a school or a Community Technology Center (CTC).

Prior to departing for Peace Corps service, the Peace Corps requires that you provide an introduction of yourself to in-country Peace Corps staff by responding to a number of writing prompts. Collectively, these are referred to as your aspiration statement. Here is an excerpt from my aspiration statement:

When considering strategies for working effectively with host country partners, I think as a Peace Corps volunteer I will wear many hats. When I read about duties in the Assignment Description like helping my community devise strategies to maintain its computer lab, I begin to envision my role as that of someone who stimulates creative thinking and invites community members to consider problem-solving from a perspective that involves what they have rather than what they lack.

To read the rest, follow this link to it’s page on Scribd (be sure to “like” it):

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