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[[Image:Peshkopi east panorama.jpg|right|thumb|East panorama of Peshkopi.]]
Democratic Republic of the Congo, an African country to the east of the Congo River
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[[image:Post_office_in_peshkopi,_albania.jpg|right|thumb|The post office.]]
 
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[[Image:Bashkia and Prefektura in Peshkopi, Albania.jpg|right|thumb|Bashkia and Prefektura.]]
[[Image:Congo-Brazzaville-Congo-Kinshasa.png|right|frame|[[Republic of the Congo]] (light green) and [[Democratic Republic of the Congo]] (dark green) ]]
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==Etymology==
 
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The name "Peshkopi" (definite form ''Peshkopia'') derives from the Greek ''episkopia'', which refers to the seat of a Christian bishop. The word ''peshkop'' "bishop" still exists in the modern Albanian language.  One folk etymology for the name is ''pesë shtëpi'' "five houses", in reference to the tiny size of the town in times past.
==Naming Convention==
 
*Republic of the Congo(1960-1964)  ''(note: not to be confused with [[Republic of the Congo]], a country west of the Congo river)''
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo]] (1964-1971)
 
*[[Republic of Zaire]] or [[Zaire]] (1971-1997)
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo]] (1997-present)
 
 
 
==Peace Corps History==
 
 
 
During the time that Peace Corps had programs in this country it was called [[Zaire]]. The last volunteers and trainees were evacuated in September 1991. The Peace Corps Training Center located at the Institut Supérieur Pédagogique in Bukavu was used not only to train Zaire volunteers but also volunteers destined for other Francophone countries in Africa. Between 1988 and 1991 the programs in effect were: Public Health Education, Public Health Administration, Agriculture (limited, only in certain areas), Pisciculture (fish ponds), Water and Sanitation (capping springs, digging wells and building latrines). The Peace Corps Office was located in Kinshasa and every region had a regional house for volunteers to stay at when picking up their allowances which occurred once per quarter. The regional house for Bas Zaire (now Bas Congo) was moved in 1989 from Mbanza Ngungu to Matadi.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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| [[1980]]
 
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| [[1985]]
 
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| [[1986]]
 
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| [[1980]]
 
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| [[1980]]
 
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| [[1991]]
 
| [[1991]]
 
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| [[1980]]
 
| [[1986]]
 
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| [[Voc. Trainer]]
 
| [[1981]]
 
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| [[Comm Forestry Ext]]
 
| [[1990]]
 
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| [[1980]]
 
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| [[1980]]
 
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| [[Disease Control]]
 
| [[1981]]
 
| [[1990]]
 
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| [[1969]]
 
| [[1989]]
 
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| [[1980]]
 
| [[1991]]
 
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| [[1980]]
 
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| [[1980]]
 
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==Peace Corps News==
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==Presence of NGOs==
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[[Image:QEK in Peshkopi, Albania.jpg|left|thumb|The QEK.]]
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*Opportunity Albania (formerly ''PShM''), a microcredit business, has an office on the main boulevard.
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*''Qendra e Edukimit dhe e Komunikimit'' (The Center for Education and Communication or ''QEK'') is located on the boulevard.  It's a large building and hard to miss.  It was built with Danish aid, but the staff are all Albanian.  None of them speak English.
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*SNV, a Dutch-funded development organization, has an office next to the Prefecture, at the east end of the boulevard.  The Peshkopi office's activities are focused mainly on small business development in the region of Dibër.  With the exception of the office director, a native of Vancouver, staff are all Albanian.  All are fluent in English.
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*World Vision's local outpost is located across the street from Hotel Veri.
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*The Albanian Red Cross (''Kryqi i Kuq Shqiptar'') has a building up the hill behind the QEK.  One of its current projects involves child nutrition and survival in local villages.
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*''Qendra Alfa Omega'' (Alpha Omega Center), a local Evangelical Christian church originally started by American missionaries, is located close to the courthouse (''gjykatë'').
  
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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==Education==
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Schools in Peshkopi include the following:
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[[Image:Nazmi rushiti pedagogical school in peshkopi, albania.JPG|right|thumb|Nazmi Rushiti.]]
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*Nazmi Rushiti - foreign languages and pedagogical high school.  Commonly referred to as the ''pedagogjike''.
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*Seit Najdeni - general high school (''gjimnaz'').
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Both high schools observe the following schedule:
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:1st period - 8:30am-9:15
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:2nd period - 9:20-10:05
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:3rd period - 10:10-10:55
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:Long break (''pushimi i gjatë'') - 10:55-11:20
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:4th period - 11:20-12:05pm
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:5th period - 12:10-12:55
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:6th period - 1:00-1:45
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[[Image:Demir Gashi and Selim Alliu elementary schools in Peshkopi, Albania.jpg|right|thumb|Demir Gashi and Selim Alliu.]]
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*Demir Gashi - elementary and junior high school (''shkollë nëntë-vjeçare'').
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*Selim Alliu - elementary and junior high school, physically connected to Demir Gashi but administratively separated.
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Directors of schools in Peshkopi report directly to the Regional Directorate of Education (''Drejtoria Arsimore Rajonale'') of the region (''qark'') of Dibër, whose offices are in the same building as the city government (''bashkia'') of Peshkopi and the regional government (''prefektura'').
  
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==Transportation==
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*Buses for [[Tirana]] and [[Durrës]] leave from a spot on the boulevard next to the ''Turizëm'' hotel.  The Durrës bus is much smaller than the Tirana one.  It's best to get on the bus by 7am in order to be sure to get a seat.  As of early 2008, the bus fare to Tirana or Durrës is 600 lekë.
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*Furgons for Tirana are regularly lined up in the ''treg'' (market) neighborhood on the section of street that slopes downhill from the new mosque (''xhamia e re'') with two minarets. The furgon fare to Tirana is 900 lekë.
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*Furgons for [[Kukës]] are sometimes available from the dirt yard in front of the ''pedagogjike'' (Nazmi Rushiti).
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The route to Tirana passes through Maqellarë, Bulqizë, Klos, [[Burrel]], and [[Milot]].
  
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==Accommodations==
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[[Image:Turizmi hotel in Peshkopi, Albania.jpg|right|thumb|Hotel Turizëm]]
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There are at least two hotels in Peshkopi: Hotel Veri and Hotel Korabi (known locally as ''Turizmi'').  Hotel Korabi is located towards the west end of the boulevard.  Veri is located close to the elementary schools, across the street from World Vision.  Another option is Hotel Brazil, located next to the ''pedagogjike''.
  
==See also==
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==Weather==
* [[Democratic Republic of the Congo volunteers]]
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[[image:Snow_in_peshkopi.jpg|left|thumb|Snow in late 2007.]]
* [[Zaire]]
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Peshkopi tends to have cold winters and relatively mild summers.  Longtime residents claim that there used to be several feet of snowfall every winter.  The winter of 2007-2008 saw significant snowfall, but not enough to impede transportation.
* [[Friends of Congo]]
 
  
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==Current volunteers==
  
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==Past volunteers==
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*[[User:Hajenso|Kenji Yamada]] - G10 [[TEFL]].
  
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==External links==
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[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2247985519 Peshkopi Facebook community]
  
[[Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo]] [[Category:Africa]]
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[[Category:Country]]
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[[category:Albania sites]]
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[[category:Albania]]

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File:Peshkopi east panorama.jpg
East panorama of Peshkopi.

Etymology

The name "Peshkopi" (definite form Peshkopia) derives from the Greek episkopia, which refers to the seat of a Christian bishop. The word peshkop "bishop" still exists in the modern Albanian language. One folk etymology for the name is pesë shtëpi "five houses", in reference to the tiny size of the town in times past.

Presence of NGOs

  • Opportunity Albania (formerly PShM), a microcredit business, has an office on the main boulevard.
  • Qendra e Edukimit dhe e Komunikimit (The Center for Education and Communication or QEK) is located on the boulevard. It's a large building and hard to miss. It was built with Danish aid, but the staff are all Albanian. None of them speak English.
  • SNV, a Dutch-funded development organization, has an office next to the Prefecture, at the east end of the boulevard. The Peshkopi office's activities are focused mainly on small business development in the region of Dibër. With the exception of the office director, a native of Vancouver, staff are all Albanian. All are fluent in English.
  • World Vision's local outpost is located across the street from Hotel Veri.
  • The Albanian Red Cross (Kryqi i Kuq Shqiptar) has a building up the hill behind the QEK. One of its current projects involves child nutrition and survival in local villages.
  • Qendra Alfa Omega (Alpha Omega Center), a local Evangelical Christian church originally started by American missionaries, is located close to the courthouse (gjykatë).

Education

Schools in Peshkopi include the following:

  • Nazmi Rushiti - foreign languages and pedagogical high school. Commonly referred to as the pedagogjike.
  • Seit Najdeni - general high school (gjimnaz).

Both high schools observe the following schedule:

1st period - 8:30am-9:15
2nd period - 9:20-10:05
3rd period - 10:10-10:55
Long break (pushimi i gjatë) - 10:55-11:20
4th period - 11:20-12:05pm
5th period - 12:10-12:55
6th period - 1:00-1:45
  • Demir Gashi - elementary and junior high school (shkollë nëntë-vjeçare).
  • Selim Alliu - elementary and junior high school, physically connected to Demir Gashi but administratively separated.

Directors of schools in Peshkopi report directly to the Regional Directorate of Education (Drejtoria Arsimore Rajonale) of the region (qark) of Dibër, whose offices are in the same building as the city government (bashkia) of Peshkopi and the regional government (prefektura).

Transportation

  • Buses for Tirana and Durrës leave from a spot on the boulevard next to the Turizëm hotel. The Durrës bus is much smaller than the Tirana one. It's best to get on the bus by 7am in order to be sure to get a seat. As of early 2008, the bus fare to Tirana or Durrës is 600 lekë.
  • Furgons for Tirana are regularly lined up in the treg (market) neighborhood on the section of street that slopes downhill from the new mosque (xhamia e re) with two minarets. The furgon fare to Tirana is 900 lekë.
  • Furgons for Kukës are sometimes available from the dirt yard in front of the pedagogjike (Nazmi Rushiti).

The route to Tirana passes through Maqellarë, Bulqizë, Klos, Burrel, and Milot.

Accommodations

There are at least two hotels in Peshkopi: Hotel Veri and Hotel Korabi (known locally as Turizmi). Hotel Korabi is located towards the west end of the boulevard. Veri is located close to the elementary schools, across the street from World Vision. Another option is Hotel Brazil, located next to the pedagogjike.

Weather

File:Snow in peshkopi.jpg
Snow in late 2007.

Peshkopi tends to have cold winters and relatively mild summers. Longtime residents claim that there used to be several feet of snowfall every winter. The winter of 2007-2008 saw significant snowfall, but not enough to impede transportation.

Current volunteers

Past volunteers

External links

Peshkopi Facebook community