International Outreach Camp, a post PC project
My name is Wendy Shapiro (RPCV Ukraine 2002-2006) and I'd like to
let you know about a post-Peace Corps project I am a part of, called
International Outreach Camp (IOC).
Do you or did you work with remarkable young people you want to
ensure have a chance to explore cross-cultural experiences just like
you did? IOC gives them that chance. Students gather from around the
world in Ukraine or Armenia to study civic leadership, share their
cultures and plan projects that they can take home and implement in
their communities. They participate in Model UN and Model EU
Parliament debates, development skills in teamwork and display their
talents in theater and music. Read more about what we've done for
the last two years at www.iocoalition.org.
IOC is completely staffed by volunteers PCVs, RPCVs and host-
country student leaders. This keeps our expenses to a minimum and
demonstrates the civic spirit we want to model. Participation fees
include all in-country food, lodging, excursions, orientation
sessions and camp expenses. To encourage international participants
from a wide range of countries, we have set the following tiers:
North American: $900 EU: $500 All Others: $300
You, better than I, know where to find bright, motivated and hard-
working students age 16-25 who would benefit from this program. I'm
asking your help in two areas:
Help us identify students who are ready to share and learn
from their peers in both the developed and developing worlds and to
bring their experiences back to improve their own communities.
Help us identify funding sources for those students. Again,
you better than I know what resources might be available in your
country of service that can help support their participation.
I can supply you with materials specially designed for international
students interested in IOC. Please contact me at
shapirowendy@... to discuss how you can bring students to
Armenia or Ukraine in 2007.