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Picture yourself as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
|project=We're Ghana Play Basketball
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The men and women who join the Peace Corps reflect the rich diversity of America in race, ethnic background, age, and religion. They possess varying physical capabilities. They come from all geographical regions, all personal backgrounds, all walks of life. Each brings a unique perspective.
|region=Volta
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|country=Ghana
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What do they all have in common? A sense of adventure and a desire to help others.
|firstname=PCV
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|lastname=Vainner
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Use the links below to explore just a few of the many types of people who have served as Peace Corps Volunteers.
|communityfunds=$1,906.47
 
|communitypercentage=29%
 
|requestedfunds=$4,722.30
 
|neededfunds=$6,628.77
 
|projectyear=2009
 
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===Title===
 
We're Ghana Play Basketball
 
  
===Purpose and Approach===
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[[College Graduates]]<br>
Ghanaians love sports, but in Ghana, football (soccer) is the established addiction of choice. Therefore, in most communities, there are no alternatives for those who do not excel at football. This court would provide a credible alternative for those left out, especially for girls who are still ostracized when it comes to playing football. Furthermore, after the authoring PCV noticed the popularity of basketball in the Peace Corps training community of Kukurantumi, he realized an opportunity to introduce a familiar, yet unpracticed, sport in his community. Basketball is a sport, like football, that could be used to teach teamwork, leadership, hard work and fair play. Equally important, because of Ghanaians passion for sports, PCVs could utilize the opportunity to inform not only participants, but also spectators, of sporting events about HIV/AIDS and other STIs. Moreover, the basketball will be constructed on the campus of a local senior secondary school to maximize its usage and encourage its maintenance.
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Recent college grads, liberal arts majors, community college students--if you're in college now or have a college degree, a Peace Corps recruiter wants to talk to you.
  
===Objective===
 
The project is to build a full basketball court on the campus of a secondary school with a student-body size of 660 in a community of around 12,000.
 
  
===Action Plan===
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[[People of Color]]<br>
1. Meeting with school and community
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Find out about people of different ethnic backgrounds lending their experiences and skills to the Peace Corps.
  
2. Preparation of construction site
 
  
3. Purchase materials
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[[Older Americans]]<br>
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Always wanted to travel when you retire? See the world, and give something back while you're at it.
  
4. Construction of court (2 weeks)
 
  
5. Painting
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[[Married Couples]]<Br>
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The Peace Corps offers married couples the chance of a lifetime—to experience a foreign country while making a difference, and to do it together.
  
6. Opening ceremonies
 
  
===Budget===
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[[Mid-career]]<br>
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Between careers? Unsatisfied with your job? Ready for something truly different? Here's your next step.
  
Currency Exchange Rate: GHC 1.39 = 1.00 US Dollar
 
  
{| border="1"
 
|+ '''Community Contribution'''
 
|-
 
! Material
 
! Quantity
 
! Unit Cost (Cedi)
 
! Total Cost (Cedi)
 
! Total Cost (USD)
 
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| Land
 
| align="center" | 1
 
| align="center" | 2,000.00
 
| align="center" | 2,000.00
 
| align="center" | 1,438.85
 
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| Labor (clearing and prepping land)
 
| align="center" |  40
 
| align="center" |  10.00
 
| align="center" |  400.00
 
| align="center" |  287.77
 
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| Labor (painting)
 
| align="center" |  25
 
| align="center" |  10.00
 
| align="center" |  250.00
 
| align="center" |  179.86
 
|-
 
|'''Total'''
 
|
 
|
 
| align="center" | '''2,650.00'''
 
| align="center" | '''1,906.47'''
 
|}
 
  
 
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==External Links==
{| border="1"
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[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whovol Who Volunteers?] Official US Peace Corps Website
|+ '''Partnership Contribution'''
 
|-
 
! Material
 
! Unit
 
! Quantity
 
! Unit Cost (Cedi)
 
! Total Cost (Cedi)
 
! Total Cost (USD)
 
|-
 
| Cement
 
| align="center" | Bags
 
| align="center" | 150
 
| align="center" | 12.00
 
| align="center" | 1,800.00
 
| align="center" | 1,294.96
 
|-
 
| Stone
 
| align="center" |Trips
 
| align="center" |8
 
| align="center" |220.00
 
| align="center" |1,760.00 
 
| align="center" |1,266.19
 
|-
 
| Sand
 
| align="center" |Trips
 
| align="center" |10
 
| align="center" |100.00 
 
| align="center" |1,000.00 
 
| align="center" |719.42
 
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| Galvanize post 4"
 
| align="center" |Poles
 
| align="center" |3
 
| align="center" |60.00 
 
| align="center" |180.00
 
| align="center" |129.50
 
|-
 
| Red Wood Board (for backboards)
 
| align="center" |Boards
 
| align="center" |4 
 
| align="center" |16.00
 
| align="center" |64.00
 
| align="center" |46.04
 
|-
 
| Iron Rod 5/8
 
| align="center" | Rods
 
| align="center" | 3
 
| align="center" |20.00
 
| align="center" |60.00
 
| align="center" |43.17
 
|-
 
| Oil Paint
 
| align="center" |Buckets
 
| align="center" | 10
 
| align="center" |20.00 
 
| align="center" |200.00
 
| align="center" |143.88
 
|-
 
| Nails (assorted)
 
| align="center" |Pounds
 
| align="center" |10
 
| align="center" | 13.00
 
| align="center" | 130.00
 
| align="center" |93.53
 
|-
 
| Wawa Board
 
| align="center" |Pieces
 
| align="center" | 10
 
| align="center" | 10.00
 
| align="center" | 100.00
 
| align="center" |71.94
 
|-
 
| Nets
 
| align="center" |Nets
 
| align="center" | 2
 
| align="center" | 5.00
 
| align="center" | 10.00
 
| align="center" | 7.19
 
|-
 
| Mason Labor
 
| align="center" |
 
| align="center" | 1
 
| align="center" | 600.00
 
| align="center" | 600.00
 
| align="center" |431.65
 
|-
 
| Carpenter Labor
 
| align="center" |
 
| align="center" |1
 
| align="center" | 200.00
 
| align="center" | 200.00
 
| align="center" |143.88
 
|-
 
| Welder labor
 
| align="center" |
 
| align="center" |1
 
| align="center" |200.00 
 
| align="center" |200.00 
 
| align="center" |143.88
 
|-
 
| Water
 
| align="center" |Truck
 
| align="center" |1
 
| align="center" |100.00 
 
| align="center" |100.00 
 
| align="center" |71.94
 
|-
 
| Basketballs
 
| align="center" | Balls
 
| align="center" | 7
 
| align="center" | 20.00
 
| align="center" | 140.00
 
| align="center" |100.72
 
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| Paint Supplies
 
| align="center" |Brushes
 
| align="center" | 10
 
| align="center" | 2.00
 
| align="center" | 20.00
 
| align="center" |14.39
 
|-
 
|'''Total'''
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| align="center" | '''6,5640.00'''
 
| align="center" | '''4,722.30'''
 
|}
 
 
 
 
 
{| border="1"
 
|+ '''Total Project Cost'''
 
|-
 
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! % Contribution
 
! Total Cost (Cedi)
 
! Total Cost (USD)
 
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| Partnership Contribution
 
| align="center" | 71
 
| align="center" | 6,564.00
 
| align="center" | 4,722.30
 
|-
 
| Community Contribution
 
| align="center" | 29
 
| align="center" | 2,650.00
 
| align="center" | 1,906.47
 
|-
 
|'''Total Project Cost'''
 
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|align="center" |'''9,214.00'''
 
|align="center" |'''6,628.77'''
 
|}
 
 
 
===PC Resources===
 
 
 
None.
 
 
 
===Project Reflection and Sustainability===
 
 
 
Still pondering.
 

Revision as of 05:40, 20 June 2007

Picture yourself as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

The men and women who join the Peace Corps reflect the rich diversity of America in race, ethnic background, age, and religion. They possess varying physical capabilities. They come from all geographical regions, all personal backgrounds, all walks of life. Each brings a unique perspective.

What do they all have in common? A sense of adventure and a desire to help others.

Use the links below to explore just a few of the many types of people who have served as Peace Corps Volunteers.


College Graduates
Recent college grads, liberal arts majors, community college students--if you're in college now or have a college degree, a Peace Corps recruiter wants to talk to you.


People of Color
Find out about people of different ethnic backgrounds lending their experiences and skills to the Peace Corps.


Older Americans
Always wanted to travel when you retire? See the world, and give something back while you're at it.


Married Couples
The Peace Corps offers married couples the chance of a lifetime—to experience a foreign country while making a difference, and to do it together.


Mid-career
Between careers? Unsatisfied with your job? Ready for something truly different? Here's your next step.


External Links

Who Volunteers? Official US Peace Corps Website