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''The Peace Corps’ (PC) Reasonable Accommodation for People with Disabilities (RAPD) program is administered by the American Diversity Program (ADP). The ADP Manager (ADPM) oversees the PC’s reasonable accommodation process. The PC’s Reasonable Accommodations for People with Disabilities (RAPD) program is designed to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees or applicants for employment. An accommodation is a change involving the workplace that enables a person with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities. Many individuals with disabilities can apply for and perform jobs without the need for an accommodation. However, where workplace barriers exist, such as physical obstacles or rules regarding how a job is performed, the need for an accommodation may be necessary. A reasonable accommodation serves two fundamental purposes. First, a reasonable accommodation removes barriers that prevent people with disabilities from applying for or performing jobs for which they are qualified. Second, a reasonable accommodation enables the Agency to expand the pool of qualified workers, thus allowing the PC to benefit from the talents of people who might otherwise be arbitrarily barred from employment.''
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''Effective procedures for processing reasonable accommodation request will advance both these goals. They will enable the PC to handle requests in a prompt, fair, and efficient manner; they will assure that individuals with disabilities understand how to approach the system and know what to expect; and they will be a resource both for individuals with disabilities and for PC employees, so that all parties can understand the legal requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.''
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==[[Africa]]==
  
Despite intermittent talks between the government of the newly independent Republic of Vanuatu and the Peace Corps through the 1980s, a country agreement was not signed until 1989. The first Peace Corps Volunteers arrived in Port Vila in late 1989. During the first four years of its existence (October 1989 to August 1993), the Peace Corps/Vanuatu program was administered by Peace Corps/Solomon Islands. Following the initial programming assessment trip, the Peace Corps decided to focus resources and Volunteers in the education sector. The first three Volunteers arrived in 1989, and they were assigned to teach either math or science at two different junior secondary schools. They were followed a year later by three additional math and science teachers.
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The third group of Peace Corps Volunteers, three small business advisors assigned to work at the Development Bank of Vanuatu, arrived in mid-1991. They trained bank personnel assigned to the various branch offices located around the country. These Volunteers were soon followed by what would be the last contingent of math and science teachers assigned to the junior secondary school system. By the time these Volunteers completed their service in December 1993, the Ministry of Education was confident that Vanuatu no longer needed such teachers. Unfortunately, this assessment turned out to be inaccurate so the Peace Corps continued to provide assistance in this area. This group also included the first Volunteer assigned to a rural training center.
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Benin#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Benin]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Botswana#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Botswana]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Burkina Faso#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Burkina Faso]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Cameroon#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Cameroon]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Cape Verde#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Cape Verde]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Ethiopia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Ethiopia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_The Gambia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in The Gambia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Ghana#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Ghana]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Guinea#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Guinea]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Kenya#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Kenya]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Lesotho#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Lesotho]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Madagascar#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Madagascar]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Malawi#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Malawi]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Mali#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Mali]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Mauritania#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Mauritania]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Mozambique#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Mozambique]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Namibia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Namibia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Niger#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Niger]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Rwanda#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Rwanda]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Senegal#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Senegal]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_South Africa#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in South Africa]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Swaziland#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Swaziland]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Tanzania#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Tanzania]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Togo#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Togo]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Uganda#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Uganda]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Zambia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Zambia]]<br>
  
The second group of small business advisors arrived in November 1992, bringing the total number of Volunteers in-country to 11, divided across five different assignment areas.  To assist in the day-to-day management of the program, a Peace Corps representative/nurse was hired. However, it became increasingly clear that the program could not be efficiently managed and administered from Honiara, almost 1,000 miles away, so a Peace Corps office in Port Vila opened in September 1993. Establishing a permanent, day-to-day presence in Vanuatu led to a more collaborative and mutually productive relationship with the government. This permanent presence also allowed the Peace Corps to explore new programming areas and increase the number of Volunteers who could be effectively and efficiently supported in-country.
 
  
In 1993, there were 10 Volunteers in-country, this number increased to 16 in January 1994. This number had tripled by 1998, and by 2000 there were 50 Volunteers. Most Volunteers continued to be placed in education assignments in secondary schools, rural training centers and communities. In 2001, the Peace Corps recruited its first youth development Volunteers to work in the Vanuatu’s Department of Youth and Sports.  These Volunteers worked in activities related to environment, youth development, business development and agriculture.  
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===History and Future of Peace Corps Programming in Vanuatu===
 
  
Peace Corps Volunteers contribute in very important ways to Vanuatu’s national goal of increasing opportunities for Ni-Vanuatu, particularly those living in rural areas. Volunteers support the work of development partners that include government departments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), local institutions and communities. Ni-Vanuatu counterparts work with Volunteers to build capacity and to make projects sustainable beyond the service of the Volunteer.
 
  
The Peace Corps program in Vanuatu helps: Ni-Vanuatu increase opportunities for education and training and improve the quality of education for young people; communities develop and implement strategies for the wise and sustainable use of their marine, terrestrial, and cultural resources; identify and promote opportunities for income generation by Ni-Vanuatu through a hands-on approach to training, production, and the marketing of products and services; promote sustainable and integrated agricultural systems that balance livelihood security, income generation, and environmental conservation; increase awareness of and empower communities to improve the quality of community health; encourage youth and women to take an active, leading roles in development; and facilitate the delivery of other important development programs and resources to rural communities and institutions.
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==[[Asia]]==
  
Volunteers are divided between two projects: the Strengthening Human Resources through Education Project (SHREP), and the Resource Stewardship, Enterprise Promotion, Agriculture, and Community Health (REACH) Project. With SHREP, Volunteers work as in-service trainers of primary school teachers; teachers of math, science and information technology (IT) at secondary schools; and capacity builders at rural vocational training centers. We are also gradually increasing the number of rural training centers that we work with and assisting more students with curriculum development. In 2002, Peace Corps placed the first primary school teacher trainers to work with zone curriculum advisors for the Department of Primary Education.
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Peace Corps/Vanuatu currently has 80 Volunteers serving as:
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_China#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in China]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Mongolia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Mongolia]] <br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Philippines#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Philippines]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Thailand#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Thailand]]<br>
  
* secondary school teachers
 
* rural training center instructors
 
* primary school teacher trainers
 
* youth development workers
 
* cooperative and business development advisors
 
* environmental conservation advisors
 
* agro-enterprise advisors
 
  
Volunteers involved in REACH facilitate development opportunities for women and youth; promote stewardship of natural resources, encourage sustainable and viable business and agriculture opportunities, build the capacity of communities, and help improve community health.  
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There are Volunteers on 18 of the most populated islands and this coverage will gradually expand. Peace Corps/Vanuatu looks forward to continuing to provide quality programming that responds to the needs and aspirations of the Ni-Vanuatu people.
 
  
===Assignment History===
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| rowspan="4" align="center"| '''[[Agriculture]]'''
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Belize#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Belize]]<br>
| [[Ag Economics]]
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Costa Rica#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Costa Rica]]<br>
| [[1993]]
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_El Salvador#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in El Salvador]]<br>
| [[2007]]
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Guatemala#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Guatemala]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Honduras#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Honduras]]<br>
| [[Ag Extension]]
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Mexico#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Mexico]]<br>
| [[1995]]
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Nicaragua#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Nicaragua]]<br>
| [[2002]]
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Panama#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Panama]]<br>
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| [[Apiculture]]
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| [[1991]]
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| [[1996]]
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| [[Business Advising]]
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| [[1991]]
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| [[2006]]
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| [[Business Development]]
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| [[2003]]
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| [[2007]]
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| [[Computer Science]]
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| [[1995]]
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| rowspan="10" align="center"| '''[[Education]]'''
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| [[Bus. Ed/Sectl Skl]]
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| [[1993]]
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| [[1995]]
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| [[English Teacher]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[2007]]
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| [[English Teacher Trainer]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[1996]]
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| [[Gen. Construction]]
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| [[1996]]
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| [[2007]]
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| [[Home Economics]]
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| [[1996]]
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| [[1996]]
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| [[Industrial Arts]]
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| [[1993]]
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| [[1997]]
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| [[Prim-Ed/Teach Trn]]
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| [[2001]]
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| [[2007]]
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| [[Secondary-Ed Math]]
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| [[1989]]
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| [[2007]]
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| [[Secondary-Ed Sci.]]
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| [[1989]]
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| [[2003]]
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| [[1995]]
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| [[1994]]
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| [[1997]]
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| [[2007]]
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[Other]]'''
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| [[1994]]
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Albania#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Albania]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Armenia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Armenia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Azerbaijan#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Azerbaijan]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Bulgaria#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Bulgaria]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Georgia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Georgia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Kazakhstan#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Kazakhstan]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Kyrgyzstan#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Kyrgyzstan]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Macedonia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Macedonia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Moldova#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Moldova]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Romania#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Romania]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Turkmenistan#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Turkmenistan]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Ukraine#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Ukraine]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Morocco#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Morocco]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Bolivia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Bolivia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Ecuador#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Ecuador]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Guyana#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Guyana]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Paraguay#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Paraguay]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Peru#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Peru]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Suriname#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Suriname]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_the Eastern Caribbean#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in the Eastern Caribbean]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Guyana#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Guyana]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Jamaica#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Jamaica]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Suriname#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Suriname]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Kiribati#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Kiribati]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Micronesia#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Micronesia]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Samoa#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Samoa]]<br>
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[[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_in_Tonga#Possible_Issues_for_Volunteers_With_Disabilities | Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Tonga]]<br>
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Latest revision as of 10:55, 21 May 2014


See also:

Peace Corps: Standard Operating Procedure for Providing Reasonable Accommodations


The Peace Corps’ (PC) Reasonable Accommodation for People with Disabilities (RAPD) program is administered by the American Diversity Program (ADP). The ADP Manager (ADPM) oversees the PC’s reasonable accommodation process. The PC’s Reasonable Accommodations for People with Disabilities (RAPD) program is designed to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees or applicants for employment. An accommodation is a change involving the workplace that enables a person with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities. Many individuals with disabilities can apply for and perform jobs without the need for an accommodation. However, where workplace barriers exist, such as physical obstacles or rules regarding how a job is performed, the need for an accommodation may be necessary. A reasonable accommodation serves two fundamental purposes. First, a reasonable accommodation removes barriers that prevent people with disabilities from applying for or performing jobs for which they are qualified. Second, a reasonable accommodation enables the Agency to expand the pool of qualified workers, thus allowing the PC to benefit from the talents of people who might otherwise be arbitrarily barred from employment.

Effective procedures for processing reasonable accommodation request will advance both these goals. They will enable the PC to handle requests in a prompt, fair, and efficient manner; they will assure that individuals with disabilities understand how to approach the system and know what to expect; and they will be a resource both for individuals with disabilities and for PC employees, so that all parties can understand the legal requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.



Main article: Diversity and cross-cultural issues by country




Africa[edit]

Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Benin
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Botswana
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Burkina Faso
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Cameroon
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Cape Verde
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Ethiopia
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in The Gambia
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Ghana
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Guinea
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Kenya
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Lesotho
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Madagascar
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Malawi
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Mali
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Mauritania
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Mozambique
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Namibia
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Niger
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Rwanda
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Senegal
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in South Africa
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Swaziland
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Tanzania
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Togo
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Uganda
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Zambia



Asia[edit]

Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Cambodia
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in China
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Mongolia
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Philippines
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Thailand



Central America and Mexico[edit]

Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Belize
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Costa Rica
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in El Salvador
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Guatemala
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Honduras
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Mexico
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Nicaragua
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Panama



Eastern Europe and Central Asia[edit]

Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Albania
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Armenia
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Azerbaijan
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Bulgaria
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Georgia
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Kazakhstan
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Kyrgyzstan
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Macedonia
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Moldova
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Romania
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Turkmenistan
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Ukraine


North Africa and the Middle East[edit]

Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Jordan
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Morocco



South America[edit]

Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Bolivia
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Ecuador
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Guyana
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Paraguay
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Peru
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Suriname


The Caribbean[edit]

Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Dominican Republic
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in the Eastern Caribbean
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Guyana
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Jamaica
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Suriname

The Pacific Islands[edit]

Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Fiji
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Kiribati
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Micronesia
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Samoa
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Tonga
Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities in Vanuatu