This web page is devoted to collecting information on my two sons who served or are serving as Peace Corps Volunteers in different parts of the world ------
Click here for my son Blake's last correspondence from his Peace Corps days.
Click here for my son Brian's most recent correspondence.
For some background, Blake began his Peace Corps experience in 2005 after graduating from the University of West Georgia (UWG); and he ended his Peace Corps experience as of December 2010. Brian after graduating from UWG in the Spring of 2008 started his Peace Corps experience in September 2008 and is extending his Peace Corps experience through the end of 2012. Blake served in the republic of Vanuatu in the south Pacific while Brian is serving in Cameroon Africa. Click here to listen to Ashley Judd‘s audio advertisement for the Peace
Corps which makes me think about both Blake and Brian.
Thanks to all who contributed to the
Partnership Program web site. The goal of donations requested for my son's
community project in Vanuatu were completed on July 15 2009. Click here for correspondence from Blake on this project with links to pictures to some of the women and families that will benefit from the building built from the funds raised. Thank you.
Some Vanuatu info/links:
2003 Asian Bank report about Vanuatu which
some statements of note are:
The poor in Vanuatu suffer from "poverty of opportunity" in terms
of a lack of access to basic services, jobs, and education.
Although absolute poverty in terms of starvation and
destitution is not a problem in Vanuatu, many people
have incomes below the international poverty line of
US$1 per day. Recent estimates suggest that 40% of all Ni-
Vanuatu and 51% of those living in the rural areas have incomes
below this level. Another article describing Vanuatu and its paradoxes.
South Pacific map --
tracking map for Vanuatu -- Australian Cyclone Tracking
Current Time in
Ambae Tourist web
site -- Vanuatu travel
map -- Vanuatu Visitor's Guide --
map (Aoba is another name for Ambae) -- Ambae map
-- Ambae Info -- Vanuatu info -- Another Vanuatu
map -- National Flag of
Vanuatu -- District/Province
Flags of Vanuatu -- Vanuatu
Education Act 2001 -- Seacology Home
Page -- Santo 2006 biodiversity expedition
-- A large PowerPoint file of my observations
Some Cameroon links:
Movie of places near Brian in northern Cameroon --
Blog with comments from volunteers about life in Cameroon --
Oct 2008 news story about flooding in Garoua Cameroon
-- Article on forestry efforts in Cameroon
Current Time in Cameroon -- Map of earth showing which parts of earth are currently in daylight or darkness with clouds or
this map with relative times and without clouds
Please email email@example.com if you have
suggestions/additions/corrections to any info presented above or other
information that you would like to share about my sons Blake or Brian. Thanks.