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. One project has recently met its goal while three 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 HIV/AIDS Books for 200 Communities Vocational Training for Children At Risk

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: 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.

BENEFIT: Provide vocational training to help sexually exploited and destitute children under the age of 19 to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

For more information about the Vocational Training for Children at Risk 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 HIV/AIDS Books for 200 Communities Vocational Training for Children At Risk
$35 can give 6 disadvantaged boys and girls summer advancement courses in English, math and science.

$50 can give 1 rural healthcare worker 2 important reference books on HIV/AIDS and general medical care.

$50 can give 1 at-risk child a month of vocational training.

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

$100 can give 2 rural healthcare workers 2 important reference books on HIV/AIDS and general medical care.

$100 can give 1 at-risk child 2 months of vocational training.

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

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

$400 can give 1 at-risk child a full vocational training program.