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|fatalitydate=1985/07/03
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|fatalitycause=Motor Accident
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|CountryDirector= John Reddy
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Raymond Kruger (M) Died: 07/03/85 Age: 27 Cause of Death: intracranial trauma: skull fracture Cause of death category: accident-motor vehicle Notes: PCV lost control of vehicle and flipped over. Taken to hosp 3 hrs later. Died 7 hrs after event. Seatbelt used but broke during crash. May have fallen asleep at wheel.
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The Peace Corps signed a country agreement with the Government of Rwanda in 1974 and the first group of Volunteers arrived in 1975. The agency withdrew Volunteers in 1993 due to the civil war and the program closed in 1994. In the 18 years that the Peace Corps operated in Rwanda a total of 114 Volunteers served successfully.
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A new country agreement was signed with the Government of Rwanda on July 18, 2008. The first new group of thirty-five Public Health trainees arrived in January 2009. They will be assigned to the Ministry of Health and the National AIDS Committee to health centers throughout the country.
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Some Volunteers will be assigned to work on HIV/AIDS prevention programs, funded by the President's Emergency Program For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and administered by the National Committee to Fight against AIDS. Other Volunteers will be assigned to the Ministry of Health. In addition to efforts to prevent AIDS, all of the Volunteers will work on issues such as nutrition, malaria prevention, vaccinations and income generation.
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==Peace Corps History==
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''Main article: [[History of the Peace Corps in Rwanda]]''
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The first group of Peace Corps Volunteers arrived in Rwanda
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in 1975. Programming started with three Volunteers working
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in university education, and later expanded into fisheries and
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agriculture. However, due to a limited number of requests
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for Volunteers from the government of Rwanda, Peace Corps
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withdrew its permanent staff and the small program was
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managed with the help of the U.S. Embassy.
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In 1985 and 1986, program assessments indicated that there
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was potential for expansion of the Peace Corps program,
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particularly in areas of forestry and cooperative extension.
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With growth in mind, Peace Corps sent a permanent
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representative to Rwanda in 1987. In 1988, an associate
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Peace Corps director was added to enhance programming.
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In addition to the original programs in university education,
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agriculture, and fisheries, Peace Corps/Rwanda began new
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initiatives in conservation and health. However, in February
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1993, severe political instability in Rwanda led to the
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evacuation of all Volunteers. The office eventually closed in
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April 1994. All records were burned by the U.S. Embassy,
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leaving very little documentation of Peace Corps’ operations
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there.
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On July 15, 2007, an assessment team traveled to Rwanda to
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explore the viability of re-establishing Peace Corps operations.
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This was the first assessment team to visit the country since
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the program closed in 1994. From the initial meetings it became
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clear that both the community and the current government of
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Rwanda are eager to welcome Peace Corps back to the country.
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On July 18, 2008, U.S. Ambassador Michael Arietti and Secretary
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General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of
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Rwanda Amandin Rugira signed an agreement officially reestablishing
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the U.S. Peace Corps program in Rwanda.
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==Peace Corps News==
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Current events relating to Peace Corps are also available by [[News | country of service]] or [[News by state|your home state]]
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''The following is automatic RSS feed of Peace Corps news for this country.''<br><rss title=on desc=off>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&scoring=n&q=%22peace+corps%22+%22rwanda%22&output=rss</rss>
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<br>'''[http://peacecorpsjournals.com PEACE CORPS JOURNALS]'''<br>''( As of {{CURRENTDAYNAME}} {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{CURRENTDAY}}, {{CURRENTYEAR}} )''<rss title=off desc=off number=10>http://peacecorpsjournals.com/rss/rw/blog/50.xml</rss>
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==Country Fund==
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Contributions to the [https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.donors.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=696-CFD Rwanda Country Fund] will support Volunteer and community projects that will take place in Rwanda. These projects include water and sanitation, agricultural development, and youth programs.
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==See also==
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* [[Volunteers who served in Rwanda]]
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* [[The Friends of Burundi and Rwanda]]
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==External links==
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* [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/rw.html Peace Corps Journals - Rwanda]
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[[Category:Rwanda]] [[Category:Africa]]
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Latest revision as of 23:30, 19 August 2013


IN MEMORY OF
Raymond Kruger

Passed away: 1985/07/03

Country Morocco
Started Service: 1984
Cause of death: Motor Accident
Volunteer's Homestate Indiana
Passed away while serving in: Morocco
So-Youn Kim, Raymond Kruger, Melissa Mosvick, Robert Owens, James Stout, Jr., Louise Wolf, Polly Zimmerman
Passed away in: 1985/07/03
Raymond Kruger
From US State: Indiana
Bethanne Bahler, Raymond Kruger
Other Volunteers who passed away while serving in Peace Corps.
William Ackerman, Darryl Adkins, Elizabeth Aldrich, Carlos Amador, Wyatt Ammon, Thomas Ashton, Marian Baciewicz, Bethanne Bahler, Gregor V. Baker, Gregory Baker, Alan C. Banner, Thomas Barakatt, Florice Barnum, John Beckner, Robert Benson … further results
Source: FOIA request #10076 (June 2010)

Raymond Kruger (M) Died: 07/03/85 Age: 27 Cause of Death: intracranial trauma: skull fracture Cause of death category: accident-motor vehicle Notes: PCV lost control of vehicle and flipped over. Taken to hosp 3 hrs later. Died 7 hrs after event. Seatbelt used but broke during crash. May have fallen asleep at wheel.

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