Tuesday, October 9, 2007

A Peace Corps Tragedy


I don’t think anything is more tragic for the Peace Corps institution or for we volunteers than when other volunteers are terminated early and sent home for irresponsible behavior. This year, six Samoan volunteers have been sent home early because of what the Peace Corps labels as “Frat Boy” behavior, none from our Group 78.

The tragedy is that these experienced volunteers are in the middle of their projects and at the peak of their productivity. The people in their village become irate because their projects are not finished, damaging the reputations of Peace Corps alumni, those currently here, and those yet to come.

1 comment:

Teri said...

Well, dad, let this serve as a warning to you. The next time you even THINK of throwing a rowdy toga party, wet t-shirt contest or even a drunken beach volleyball tournament, hopefully you'll think twice.