The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVCO) teamed up with the Denver Nuggets for a new and exciting fundraising event that brought together RPCVs and their family and friends to see the Nuggets take on the Celtics on Friday, March 10, 2017 (click here for the event details).
Currently serving Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) are also using basketball to bring together the community members. Check out these two stories from PCVs that are using basketball as a way to make friends in their community as well as to teach youth leadership and life skills, which important skills and knowledge when working towards gender equality.
D1 college basketball player to Peace Corps Volunteer
How do you make the transition from Division 1 college basketball player to Peace Corps Mongolia Volunteer? Simple. Trade in your sneakers, shorts, jersey and teammates for a Bactrian camel, subarctic thermal gear and amazing host country community members....
Promoting health, fitness, and girls' basketball
Last year, my director told me that the girls at our school had a strong desire to play basketball...
Interested in learning more about the topic of gender to help you better understand our current focus area on gender equality? Check out the January 2017 edition of the National Geographic magazine. This special issue, Gender Revolution, features stories such as "How science is helping us understand gender", "In their words: how children are affected by gender issues", "The many ways society makes a man", and more. When viewed online there is additional access to discussion guides for teachers and parents.
Check out this story from the U.S. Peace Corps about work being done by a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia that focused on inspiring fathers, empowering students and promoting positive relationships between fathers and their children.
Interested in reading articles related to the RPCVCO focus area of gender equity? Check out the Summer 2016 edition of the Worldview Magazine, a publication from the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). There are articles about how to increase access to education for girls and women through efforts to improve schools, wells, internet access, and many other areas of life.
If you don't have a subscription to the magazine, you can find out how to purchase a copy here.