Connect your classroom with PCVs in Cameroon

March 27th, 2007 by bobebill

The Peace Corps’ World Wise Schools program is seeking classrooms to match up with PCVs in Cameroon. The letter below has the details of the program, and I encourage anyone who is a teacher or has a student to consider this wonderful opportunity. WWS produced an award-winning video, Destination: Cameroon, in the 1990’s that is still in use and available on DVD or VHS.

Dear Friends of Cameroon,

Thank you for your interest in helping us promote Coverdell World Wise Schools’ Correspondence Match program. Currently there are 54 Peace Corps Volunteers in Cameroon participating in the program, and we would appreciate your help in making sure that the twelve PCVs still waiting for educators can find a match. In order to find our PCVs opportunities to connect with a classroom in the United States, we encourage the Friends of Cameroon to spread the word about our successful program in your newsletter and any social event that your group is hosting. Please read below for further information regarding Correspondence Match. If you have any questions, e-mail me at rfournier@peacecorps.gov.

Correspondence Match
Correspondence Match is a program offered by Coverdell World Wise Schools that links U.S. teachers with Peace Corps Volunteers working overseas. Participating Peace Corps Volunteers share stories, artifacts, photos, and much more with students, all the while promoting the third goal of the Peace Corps: bringing other cultures back to the people of the United States. Enrolled teachers have access to an array of educational resources: the Match Handbook, which provides practical guidance and ideas for the correspondence; monthly topical e-newsletters; rich publications with stories by Peace Corps Volunteers, along with suggestions for classroom use; and a variety of multimedia resources. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply for overseas phone calls with their PCV during the annual Peace Corps Week celebration in March.

If you are interested in connecting with a currently serving PCV through our Correspondence Match program, please contact Coverdell World Wise Schools at wwsinfo@peacecorps.gov or call us at 800.424.8580, ext. 1450. For more information, visit our website at www.peacecorps.gov/wws/correspond. We look forward to hearing from you.