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If you have a job where an excellent little bit of time stay behind some type of computer, you could possibly produce your lifetime a whole lot easier if you might discover computer programming. I'm not saying you have to turn into some kind of pc wizard, naturally, but when you had been to master how to compose afew minor programs that would do a few of the more routine duties for you personally with just the click of the switch, you can release loads of period for other stuff.See if this been there as well; I've a buddy that works in buying in a very prosperous corporation. Everyday he's to have a spreadsheet from your prior evening and compare it to some other spreadsheet for that present day to find out what bought areas attended in. He got very diligent and also got two computer displays create on his desk so that he can have a look at them both and compare them alongside. Where in actuality the engineering stops, but that's.<br><br> then has a notepad and a pencil and starts scanning the worksheet and writing stuff down. It often takes him to do this. Daily! Envision how many problems he must produce! Especially when you're publishing along complicated aspect figures and quantities, after which persons maintain stifling to request a concern and arriving. I can not imagine my initial two hours of daily being that stressful.What and mind numbing my pal does not recognize is, the spreadsheet software his organization utilizes could be the most favored software on the market. In reality, the repository application which they use to monitor the warehouse supply, the company that produces his plan additionally makes the e-mail software he utilizes, as well as the word processing system they use for communication! Heck, they even make the application that they employ to-do shows to clients! I'm-not likely to identify this software company, but until you have been residing in a gentle tiny micro cavern for previous 30 years, I'm confident it is possible to determine it. Well, this application company did a small issue that is pretty convenient if they created their bundle of software to offer for the people.<br><br> They involved a small software withit which allows any each day Joe or Joann to write packages to govern their application in a lot more approaches than what they produced. Capture, they made it so adaptable that one may publish a course in it to complete just about anything on your computer along with the only method you'd understand it had been a spreadsheet (or email, or repository, etc.) program is by the tattoo you've to click to acquire it working. That is cool.But not just is it awesome, it's strong! If my friend were to spend some time understanding and familiarizing himself with this tool, he could easily (and I do suggest easily), compose an application he might use to ensure that when he reaches work, he may start a spreadsheet, press a, and basically seconds later have today's spreadsheet assess itself with yesterdayis spreadsheet and record out an in depth survey on what had been received. There's two total hours out of his evening he simply reclaimed! His boss does not have any idea what he has done, just what exactly may he do with that fraction of a workday he just received back? Possibly publish another system to create various other part of his task easier? Or add on to his present method so that the are accountable is immediately emailed by it to his manager? Remember, the identical application firm made the plan that was email so it all works together by-design.
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The Peace Corps was invited to work in Swaziland in 1969, a few months after the country gained independence from Great Britain. Over the next 28 years, 1,400 Peace Corps Volunteers served in Swaziland, working in the education and agriculture sectors. Playing a prominent role in Swaziland’s development, Volunteers taught English, agriculture, mathematics, science, and vocational education in secondary schools and promoted agricultural cooperatives in rural areas. A small number of volunteers were stationed in the urban areas, doing projects such as technical training at Swaziland College of Technology (SCOT) and in Manzini, computer work in the Ministry of Finance, urban planning, and geology.
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A programming review in 1994 recommended that Peace Corps/Swaziland begin phasing out the education project because of the Ministry of Education’s lack of long-term priorities and objectives for the education sector. In addition, the ministry did not have a strategy for overcoming the increasing deficit of qualified secondary school teachers. These factors made the sustainability of the education project difficult.  
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The same review recommended the design of an environment project to protect the environment, further the education of the public on conservation issues, and promote small business development. This project was successfully launched in 1995, but in 1996, the Peace Corps faced budgetary constraints that necessitated the early closure of the Peace Corps/Swaziland program.
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===History and Future of Peace Corps Programming in Swaziland===
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The greatest problem confronting the people of Swaziland is the HIV/AIDS pandemic. As of 2005, the infection rate of adults (ages 15 to 49) was 42.6 percent, giving Swaziland the highest HIV rate in the world. In addition, approximately 70,000 children have been orphaned as a result of AIDS.
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Despite King Mswati III’s declaration of AIDS as a national crisis, little additional government funding has been allocated to combating the disease. Moreover, the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland is exacerbating the impact of the current food crisis and drought in-country. The United Nations estimates that almost one-quarter of the population will require food assistance. The current rate of life expectancy in Swaziland, as a result of HIV/AIDS, is down to 37.5 years of age.
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In April 2002, a Peace Corps assessment team visited Swaziland to determine how Volunteers could assist the Swazi people. The team found that the overwhelming effects of AIDS on the country’s people indicated a need for immediate assistance. The areas in which the Peace Corps feels it can best help the people of Swaziland are training teachers and community members in life skills aimed at HIV/AIDS prevention, initiating and promoting programs in HIV/AIDS awareness, identifying partnerships and resource alliances to fight the epidemic, strengthening existing HIV/AIDS intervention strategies and activities, mobilizing communities to respond to the effects of HIV/AIDS, and working with in-school and out-of-school youth.  
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The Peace Corps reopened its Swaziland program in 2003. The program is now devoted entirely to HIV/AIDS prevention, mitigation, care, and support.
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The AIDS pandemic strikes across all social strata in many Peace Corps countries. The loss of teachers has crippled education systems, while illness and disability drains family income and forces governments and donors to redirect limited resources from other priorities. The fear and uncertainty AIDS causes has led to increased domestic violence and stigmatizing of people living with HIV/AIDS, isolating them from friends and family and cutting them off from economic opportunities.  As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you will confront these issues on a very personal level. It is important to be aware of the high emotional toll that disease, death, and violence can have on Volunteers. As you strive to integrate into your community, you will develop relationships with local people who might die during your service. Because of the AIDS pandemic, some Volunteers will be regularly meeting with HIV-positive people and working with training staff, office staff, and host family members living with AIDS. Volunteers need to prepare themselves to embrace these relationships in a sensitive and positive manner. Likewise, malaria and malnutrition, motor vehicle accidents and other unintentional injuries, domestic violence and corporal punishment are problems a Volunteer may confront. You will need to anticipate these situations and utilize supportive resources available throughout your training and service to maintain your own emotional strength so that you can continue to be of service to your community.
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===Assignment History===
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|-
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| align="center" | '''[[Sector]]''' || '''[[Assignment]]''' || '''[[Beg. Yr]]''' || '''[[End. Yr]]'''
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|-
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| rowspan="10" align="center"| '''[[Agriculture]]'''
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| [[Ag Economics]]
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| [[1985]]
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| [[1985]]
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|-
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| [[Ag Education]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1987]]
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|-
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| [[Ag Extension]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1985]]
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|-
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| [[Animal Husband]]
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| [[1981]]
 +
| [[1981]]
 +
|-
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| [[Animal Husband Lg]]
 +
| [[1981]]
 +
| [[1981]]
 +
|-
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| [[Apiculture]]
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| [[1974]]
 +
| [[1974]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[Crop Extension]]
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| [[1969]]
 +
| [[1985]]
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|-
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| [[Farm Mechanics]]
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| [[1984]]
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| [[1984]]
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|-
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| [[Fisheries Marine]]
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| [[1989]]
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| [[1989]]
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|-
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| [[Soil Science]]
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| [[1994]]
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| [[1994]]
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|-
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| rowspan="7" align="center"| '''[[Business]]'''
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| [[Accounting]]
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| [[1975]]
 +
| [[1987]]
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|-
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| [[Archictecture]]
 +
| [[1981]]
 +
| [[1983]]
 +
|-
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| [[Business Advising]]
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| [[1989]]
 +
| [[1989]]
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|-
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| [[Computer Science]]
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| [[1992]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Cooperatives]]
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| [[1985]]
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| [[1985]]
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|-
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| [[NGO Advising]]
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| [[2007]]
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| [[2007]]
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|-
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| [[Urban and Regional Planning]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1994]]
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|-
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| rowspan="14" align="center"| '''[[Education]]'''
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| [[English Teacher]]
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| [[1994]]
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| [[1994]]
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|-
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| [[Fisheries Fresh]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1981]]
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|-
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| [[Gen. Construction]]
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| [[1980]]
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| [[1987]]
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|-
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| [[Industrial Arts]]
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| [[1982]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Library Science]]
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| [[1989]]
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| [[1989]]
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|-
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| [[Phys. Ed/Youth Wk]]
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| [[1989]]
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| [[1989]]
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|-
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| [[Prim-Ed/Teach Trn]]
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| [[1989]]
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| [[1994]]
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|-
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| [[Science Ed/Gen.]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[1990]]
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|-
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| [[Science Teacher Trainer]]
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| [[1993]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Secondary-Ed Math]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1994]]
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|-
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| [[Secondary-Ed Sci.]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1994]]
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|-
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| [[Special Ed/Gen.]]
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| [[1983]]
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| [[1983]]
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|-
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| [[Speech Therapy]]
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| [[1985]]
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| [[1989]]
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|-
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| [[Voc. Trainer]]
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| [[1972]]
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| [[1992]]
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|-
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| rowspan="4" align="center"| '''[[Environment]]'''
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| [[Comm Forestry Ext]]
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| [[1987]]
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| [[1994]]
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|-
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| [[Environmental Ed.]]
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| [[1994]]
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| [[1994]]
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|-
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| [[Forestry]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1987]]
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|-
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| [[Protected Areas Management]]
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| [[1994]]
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| [[1994]]
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|-
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| rowspan="5" align="center"| '''[[Health]]'''
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| [[Envir. and Water Resource]]
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| [[1972]]
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| [[1985]]
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|-
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| [[Health Degreed]]
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| [[1975]]
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| [[1975]]
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|-
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| [[Health Extension]]
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| [[1982]]
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| [[2007]]
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|-
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| [[Home Econ/Ext.]]
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| [[1983]]
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| [[1983]]
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|-
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| [[Hygiene Ed/Sanitation]]
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| [[1980]]
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| [[1992]]
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|-
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| rowspan="2" align="center"| '''[[Other]]'''
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| [[Flexible App]]
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| [[1975]]
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| [[1975]]
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|-
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| [[Unique Skill]]
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| [[1979]]
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| [[1995]]
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|-
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[UNV]]'''
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| [[United Nations Volunteer]]
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| [[1974]]
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| [[1994]]
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|-
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| rowspan="4" align="center"| '''[[Youth and Community Development]]'''
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| [[Appropriate Tech.]]
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| [[1985]]
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| [[1985]]
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|-
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| [[Commun. Serv/Deg.]]
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| [[1968]]
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| [[1987]]
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|-
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| [[Mechanics]]
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| [[1974]]
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| [[1989]]
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|-
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| [[Rural Youth Dev.]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1981]]
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|-
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|}
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[[Category:Swaziland]]

Latest revision as of 13:01, 8 December 2015

Country Resources

The Peace Corps was invited to work in Swaziland in 1969, a few months after the country gained independence from Great Britain. Over the next 28 years, 1,400 Peace Corps Volunteers served in Swaziland, working in the education and agriculture sectors. Playing a prominent role in Swaziland’s development, Volunteers taught English, agriculture, mathematics, science, and vocational education in secondary schools and promoted agricultural cooperatives in rural areas. A small number of volunteers were stationed in the urban areas, doing projects such as technical training at Swaziland College of Technology (SCOT) and in Manzini, computer work in the Ministry of Finance, urban planning, and geology.

A programming review in 1994 recommended that Peace Corps/Swaziland begin phasing out the education project because of the Ministry of Education’s lack of long-term priorities and objectives for the education sector. In addition, the ministry did not have a strategy for overcoming the increasing deficit of qualified secondary school teachers. These factors made the sustainability of the education project difficult.

The same review recommended the design of an environment project to protect the environment, further the education of the public on conservation issues, and promote small business development. This project was successfully launched in 1995, but in 1996, the Peace Corps faced budgetary constraints that necessitated the early closure of the Peace Corps/Swaziland program.

History and Future of Peace Corps Programming in Swaziland[edit]

The greatest problem confronting the people of Swaziland is the HIV/AIDS pandemic. As of 2005, the infection rate of adults (ages 15 to 49) was 42.6 percent, giving Swaziland the highest HIV rate in the world. In addition, approximately 70,000 children have been orphaned as a result of AIDS.

Despite King Mswati III’s declaration of AIDS as a national crisis, little additional government funding has been allocated to combating the disease. Moreover, the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland is exacerbating the impact of the current food crisis and drought in-country. The United Nations estimates that almost one-quarter of the population will require food assistance. The current rate of life expectancy in Swaziland, as a result of HIV/AIDS, is down to 37.5 years of age.

In April 2002, a Peace Corps assessment team visited Swaziland to determine how Volunteers could assist the Swazi people. The team found that the overwhelming effects of AIDS on the country’s people indicated a need for immediate assistance. The areas in which the Peace Corps feels it can best help the people of Swaziland are training teachers and community members in life skills aimed at HIV/AIDS prevention, initiating and promoting programs in HIV/AIDS awareness, identifying partnerships and resource alliances to fight the epidemic, strengthening existing HIV/AIDS intervention strategies and activities, mobilizing communities to respond to the effects of HIV/AIDS, and working with in-school and out-of-school youth.

The Peace Corps reopened its Swaziland program in 2003. The program is now devoted entirely to HIV/AIDS prevention, mitigation, care, and support.

The AIDS pandemic strikes across all social strata in many Peace Corps countries. The loss of teachers has crippled education systems, while illness and disability drains family income and forces governments and donors to redirect limited resources from other priorities. The fear and uncertainty AIDS causes has led to increased domestic violence and stigmatizing of people living with HIV/AIDS, isolating them from friends and family and cutting them off from economic opportunities. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you will confront these issues on a very personal level. It is important to be aware of the high emotional toll that disease, death, and violence can have on Volunteers. As you strive to integrate into your community, you will develop relationships with local people who might die during your service. Because of the AIDS pandemic, some Volunteers will be regularly meeting with HIV-positive people and working with training staff, office staff, and host family members living with AIDS. Volunteers need to prepare themselves to embrace these relationships in a sensitive and positive manner. Likewise, malaria and malnutrition, motor vehicle accidents and other unintentional injuries, domestic violence and corporal punishment are problems a Volunteer may confront. You will need to anticipate these situations and utilize supportive resources available throughout your training and service to maintain your own emotional strength so that you can continue to be of service to your community.

Assignment History[edit]

Sector Assignment Beg. Yr End. Yr
Agriculture Ag Economics 1985 1985
Ag Education 1981 1987
Ag Extension 1981 1985
Animal Husband 1981 1981
Animal Husband Lg 1981 1981
Apiculture 1974 1974
Crop Extension 1969 1985
Farm Mechanics 1984 1984
Fisheries Marine 1989 1989
Soil Science 1994 1994
Business Accounting 1975 1987
Archictecture 1981 1983
Business Advising 1989 1989
Computer Science 1992 1993
Cooperatives 1985 1985
NGO Advising 2007 2007
Urban and Regional Planning 1981 1994
Education English Teacher 1994 1994
Fisheries Fresh 1981 1981
Gen. Construction 1980 1987
Industrial Arts 1982 1993
Library Science 1989 1989
Phys. Ed/Youth Wk 1989 1989
Prim-Ed/Teach Trn 1989 1994
Science Ed/Gen. 1990 1990
Science Teacher Trainer 1993 1993
Secondary-Ed Math 1981 1994
Secondary-Ed Sci. 1981 1994
Special Ed/Gen. 1983 1983
Speech Therapy 1985 1989
Voc. Trainer 1972 1992
Environment Comm Forestry Ext 1987 1994
Environmental Ed. 1994 1994
Forestry 1981 1987
Protected Areas Management 1994 1994
Health Envir. and Water Resource 1972 1985
Health Degreed 1975 1975
Health Extension 1982 2007
Home Econ/Ext. 1983 1983
Hygiene Ed/Sanitation 1980 1992
Other Flexible App 1975 1975
Unique Skill 1979 1995
UNV United Nations Volunteer 1974 1994
Youth and Community Development Appropriate Tech. 1985 1985
Commun. Serv/Deg. 1968 1987
Mechanics 1974 1989
Rural Youth Dev. 1981 1981