Will Dickinson

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Will C. Dickinson
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Country Armenia
Years: 2004-2006
Site(s) Jermuk, Ijevan
Program(s) Environment
Assignment(s) Educationwarning.png"Education" is not in the list of possible values (Agroforestry, Sustainable Agricultural Science, Farm Management and Agribusiness, Animal Husbandry, Municipal Development, Small Business Development, NGO Development, Urban and Regional Planning, Primary Teacher/Training, Secondary Teacher/Training, Math/Science Teacher/Training, Special Education/Training, Deaf/Education, Vocational Teacher/Training, University Teacher/Training, English Teacher/Training (TEFL), Environmental Education, National Park Management, Dry Land Natural Resource Conservation, Fisheries Fresh, Ecotourism Development, Coastal /Fisheries Resource Management, Public Health Education, AIDS Awareness, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Water and Sanitation Resources Engineering, Housing Construction Development, Youth, Other) for this property.
Will Dickinson started in Armenia 2004
Cat Cvengros, Will Dickinson, Nick Giammaria, Brett W Holt, Laura Holt, Danai Long, Chris Panzica, Dennis Price, John R. Tease, Joel White, Allison Young
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Will Dickinson, Nick Giammaria, Emily Haas, Brett W Holt
Other Volunteers who served in Armenia
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Akhurian, Zachariah M. Brevis, Zachary Jean Chartkoff, Jennifer Cochran, Cat Cvengros, Will Dickinson, Barbara Eberhardt, Nick Giammaria, Andrew Golda, Scott Guenthner, Emily Haas, Colleen Hardin, Brett W Holt, Laura Holt, Lisa Householder-Owsley … further results
Projects in Armenia
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Achajur Water Supply Pipeline Mapping, Bridge of Hope Computer Education Center, Building sustainable livihoods in Tavush marze, Business Education, Charentsavan Business Education and Resource Center, Community Sports Facility, English Lab Modernization, Gymnasium Restoration Project, Ijevan Bridge of Hope, Secondary School Gymnasium Renovation, Sisian Business Information and Consulting Center, Tavush GIS Project
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Description of Service

Peace Corps,Armenia, 6/12/06

After a competitive application process stressing applicant skills, adaptability and cross-cultural understanding, Mr. Dickinson was invited into Peace Corps service. He was assigned as an Environmental Education Volunteer assigned to the Armenian Red Cross in Jermuk, Armenia.

Mr. Dickinson entered training on June 6th of 2004, participating in an intensive 12 week training program in Dilijan, Armenia. Language training included the acquisition of both written and spoken Armenian. Area Studies training included the history, economics and cultural norms of Armenia. In addition, as part of the language and cross-cultural component of the training program, Mr. Dickinson lived with an Armenian host family. Technical training included the history of the Environmental policy situation in Armenia during the Soviet period and Post-Soviet period: Including, current trends in the Environmental protection and education in Armenia, with specific emphasis on village schools and NGOs.

Mr. Dickinson arrived in Jermuk, Armenia, a former Soviet industrial town with approximately 6,000 people, in August 24 2004 as a Peace Corps EE Volunteer. He worked with his NGO on Environmental Education through the schools.

Mr. Dickinson assisted in many aspects of the NGO’s operations and served as an educational advisor for teachers and volunteers at the Red Cross. He was also actively involved in dealings with many outside agencies on behalf of his NGO including, but not limited the Urban Institute, Project Harmony, and youth development at the sports school.

Mr. Dickinson also worked in Ijevan Armenia during his second year as a technical advisor to World Vision. He organized several seminars and trainings on Global Positioning Systems for use by local engineers for micro infrastructure projects and land use planning.

Mr. Dickinson assisted with Environmental camps for children during the summer of 2006.

About Will Dickinson Today

Today Will is working hard on developing the Peace Corps Wiki, see my user page: User:Willd

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Publications based on Peace Corps Experience

Pending: Peace Corps Community Maps, Chris Delcher


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