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Annabel Khouri's Blog (6)

Akron Global Village Festival

The Akron Global Village Festival was held yesterday at Lock 3. RPCVs from various decades came to share Peace Corps stories with members of the Akron community. Pictured above from left to right are Jimmy Filon, Romania (2000's); Phil Leber, India (1960's); Tony Paparella, Sierra Leone (1980's); Annabel Khouri, Kenya (1990's). Thanks also to Susan Wuscher and…


Added by Annabel Khouri on September 14, 2015 at 8:42am — No Comments

Host an International Visitor - 4th Annual Fulbright Scholar Weekend


This is a great way to meet people from around the world! I hosted two Fulbright students in the past and this is an amazing program. Don't miss out on this fun chance to give back. 

Cleveland Council on World Affairs

4th Annual Fulbright Scholar Weekend

Friday evening August…


Added by Annabel Khouri on July 20, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Why RPCVs Engage with Peace Corps

If you served in Peace Corps, you are well aware of the 3rd goal. But, did you know that you can get cool swag from Peace Corps by registering your 3rd goal activities/presentations? If you register two weeks in advance of your event, you'll receive a packet of materials, including stickers, a world map, a Peace Corps bag, and possibly even a calendar! You could share your experience with…


Added by Annabel Khouri on May 6, 2015 at 10:10pm — No Comments

NORVA Ethnic Dinner - Taste of India Review

Indian fare may not be that exotic to many RPCVs who are used to sampling foods of unknown origin. The bigger surprise was the turnout: 11 people showed up for the dinner in Cuyahoga Falls illustrating that there are indeed RPCVs outside of Cleveland eager for connection. In fact, the group informally agreed upon a future dinner at a local Nepali restaurant (details to come soon and worth the trek from what I hear). 

The food was definitely tasty, albeit maybe a tad hot for some of…


Added by Annabel Khouri on April 29, 2015 at 11:15am — No Comments

Peace Corps Pride

Members of NORVA and friends of Peace Corps marched together in the 26th Annual Cleveland Pride Parade on Saturday, June 28, 2014. We handed out flyers and stickers and showed our #PeaceCorpsPride! Thanks for being there and showing your…


Added by Annabel Khouri on June 30, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments

Peace Corps Celebrates Pride Month - June 2014

Happy pride month!

The Peace Corps promotes world peace and friendship. Peace, tolerance, and improving lives are core values of our organization. Cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment is essential to achieving the Peace Corps mission. We value diversity—the individual attributes that together help us fulfill organizational objectives. This includes sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.  This month and every day of the year, Peace Corps celebrates LGBTQ…


Added by Annabel Khouri on June 4, 2014 at 8:40am — No Comments

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