Thursday, April 15, 2010

Periodic Twitter update

Note: This is a periodic series of blog entries highlighting selected stories from FOG's Twitter feed recently. This is for the benefit of blog readers who do not subscribe to Twitter. However those that are interested are encouraged to subscribe our Twitter feed to get all stories by going to and clicking 'follow'.

-Moussa Dadis Camara and the elections in Guinea (via The New Yorker)

- Sierra Leone to host West Africa health confab (via Africanews)

-Voici ce que dit la nouvelle Constitution de la Guinée à adopter! (via Guinéenews)

- Peace Corps Devs Win Web Award for Remix Site (Read Write Web)

- Half of People Killed on Roads are Not in Cars (via VOA Africa)

(National) Peace Corps Association Launches 'Africa Rural Connect' to Help Farmers (via VOA Africa)

Peace Corps Promotes Health via Mobile Phone (via

Saturday, April 10, 2010

PC service opportunity in Guinea

I received the following message from Peace Corps Response (formerly Crisis Corps), a program of the Peace Corps.

Peace Corps Response is currently looking for RPCVs to serve a nine-month tour in Guinea as secondary-school teachers for math, chemistry and physics. The Peace Corps program was suspended in 2009 due to civil unrest, but is now in the first phase of re-establishing a presence in Guinea. Response Volunteers are being asked to support the initial re-entry by filling a vital gap between the start of the academic year and the re-introduction of two-year Peace Corps Volunteers.

As a former Guinea Volunteer, we would like to encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and apply for one of these positions. PCRVs will teach classes ranging in size from 25-100 students, prepare lessons, proctor exams, and participate in school administrative activities. Applicants must have a degree in a related field, advanced French proficiency and familiarity with developing instructional materials.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.