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|firstname=Gian Paolo
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|firstname= Glenn
|lastname=Einaudi
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|middlename= Ashley
|country=El_Salvador
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|lastname= Withrow
|yearservicestarted=1999
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|country= Peru
|yearserviceended=2002
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|yearservicestarted= 1966
|region=Victoria, Cabañas
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|yearserviceended= 1968
|program=Health
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|site= Tarmatambo
|program2=Youth
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|program= Health
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From his service, Gian Paolo is most proud of his role in demystifying reproductive health and HIV/AIDS themes through small group workshops.  Given the enthusiastic response from the youth, the school invited him and the health promoter to use school time and space, recognizing the effectiveness and importance of the dialogue taking place in the rural setting.  A year later, according to Ministry of Health reports, Santa Marta had the lowest teen pregnancy ratio in the municipality.
 
  
He also equipped a “Stove Squad” with the fundamentals for a sustainable micro-enterprise building fuel-efficient wood-burning stoves designed in conjunction with the user aimed to improve health by minimizing smoke inhalation in kitchens, to reduce deforestation by lowering the demand for firewood and to generate economic activity for the youth that design and build each stove.
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== Description of Service ==
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I was assigned to work in Tarmatambo, near Tarma, in the central sierra region of Peru. I lived alone in a room where I used a candle for light and a kerosene stove for heat.  The latrine was 200 feet away which was inconvenient during this frequent times of "turista" .  I was trained in community development and made efforts to bring together community leaders, metizos and Quechua Indians, in order to identify common community problems and to develop plans of action to resolve their problems.  For the first three months, I was instructed to listen and develop relationships before attempting to change anything.  I made an effort to understand the "agenda" of the community, and then to help them develop strategies for accomplishing their identified goals. A vegetable garden, chicken farm, Guinea pig (cuye) farm were attempted. I taught fourth and fifth grade biology, health and nutrition. I immersed myself in the culture and have memories of many friends. I became familiar with the silent violence of poverty. I worked, danced, laughed and cried with my neighbors.
  
In addition, he founded, formalized and trained a men’s soccer team to compete in a state-wide league for the first time and organized women’s soccer team to travel in exhibition matches.
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After one year in Tarmatambo, I transferred to Lima where I worked with an American gynecologist and a Peruvian organization(Christian Family Movement) in the barriada parochial clinics to make oral contraceptives available to Indian peasants.
  
Gian Paolo chose to extend and become a volunteer coordinator, where in addition to site development, he planned, budgeted and facilitated eight youth Leadership & Sports Camps and workshops on leadership styles, effective communication, emotional intelligence, conflict-resolution and youth sport.
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== About Glenn Withrow  Today ==
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I eventually pursued a career in medicine and became a family doctor.  Our PCV motto " I help myself by helping others learn to help themselves" is still relevant as I try to help my patients become self reliant.  Also, I learned that I must identify my patients' goals and objectives and help them construct a "Plan de accion'" in order for them to become healthy. I learned that I cannot become an "agent of change" in their lives un
  
Finally, he culminated his time with Peace Corps El Salvador as a Master Trainer, where he created conditions for cultural exchange and adaptation, sensitized future volunteers to gender and labor dynamics in rural El Salvador and taught relevant tools and methodologies for sustainable community development.
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less I develop a meaningful relationship with them.  This is not always easy. But, like they say,
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" It was the hardest job I'll ever love."
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Description of Service

I was assigned to work in Tarmatambo, near Tarma, in the central sierra region of Peru. I lived alone in a room where I used a candle for light and a kerosene stove for heat. The latrine was 200 feet away which was inconvenient during this frequent times of "turista" . I was trained in community development and made efforts to bring together community leaders, metizos and Quechua Indians, in order to identify common community problems and to develop plans of action to resolve their problems. For the first three months, I was instructed to listen and develop relationships before attempting to change anything. I made an effort to understand the "agenda" of the community, and then to help them develop strategies for accomplishing their identified goals. A vegetable garden, chicken farm, Guinea pig (cuye) farm were attempted. I taught fourth and fifth grade biology, health and nutrition. I immersed myself in the culture and have memories of many friends. I became familiar with the silent violence of poverty. I worked, danced, laughed and cried with my neighbors.

After one year in Tarmatambo, I transferred to Lima where I worked with an American gynecologist and a Peruvian organization(Christian Family Movement) in the barriada parochial clinics to make oral contraceptives available to Indian peasants.

About Glenn Withrow Today

I eventually pursued a career in medicine and became a family doctor. Our PCV motto " I help myself by helping others learn to help themselves" is still relevant as I try to help my patients become self reliant. Also, I learned that I must identify my patients' goals and objectives and help them construct a "Plan de accion'" in order for them to become healthy. I learned that I cannot become an "agent of change" in their lives un


External Links

Publications based on Peace Corps Experience

less I develop a meaningful relationship with them. This is not always easy. But, like they say, " It was the hardest job I'll ever love."

References

(for all information above)