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18 Jul

Travel and Trek for Girls in Nepal!­­

Join Edge of Seven and make a difference for girls and women in Nepal! Edge of Seven, an organization committed to creating access to education for girls and women in the developing world, is currently seeking trekkers to join a fundraising trek to Everest Base Camp in October and volunteers to contribute to a higher secondary school build in the Everest Region in November. For more information about these trips visit www.edgeofseven.org or send an email to info@edgeofseven.org.
16 Jul

July 2013 FoN newsletter now available!

The current newsletter is available here! Inside, you can read about Terry Bech’s (Nepal-IV) contribution to Nepali music, a review of Rajeev Goyal’s (N-193) memoirThe Springs of Namje and tributes to the late Indra Vikas Akela, among others.

19 Apr

Nepal Ambassador and RPCV to speak at George Mason U

Nepal’s Ambassador to the United States, Shankar Sharma, and RPCV Rajeev Goyal (N-193), will be speaking at a Nepal-America Society meeting in Annandale, Virgina on April 27. Goyal will be talking about his 2012 book about his Peace Corps service, The Springs of Namje. The following announcement comes from the America-Nepal Society.



America Nepal Society, one of the oldest organizations in the USA announces a Book talk program on “The Springs of Namje” authored by Peace Corps Volunteer Mr. Rajeev Goyal. The author himself will be present to speak about the book. The discussion on projects Mr. Goyal is working in Dhankuta and Morang Districts of Nepal is the other attraction of the program. This is a Peace Corps Volunteer’s inspirational story about the power of small change. All community members are kindly requested to participate in the program. ANS has been conducting a number of such activities. This is also one of them.

Program Schedule

Date: April 27, 2013

Venue: George Mason Regional Library

7001 Little River Turn Pike, Annandale, VA,

 Program Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Chief Guest: Dr. Shankar Sharma, Nepalese Ambassador to the United States of America

Shankar Sharma, Ambassador of Nepal to the United States has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Hawaii. He was Vice-Chairman of the National Planning Commission, Nepal from 2002 to 2006. Dr. Sharma also worked as a consultant to the Constitution Committee on “Distribution of Natural Resources, Economic Rights and Public Revenue” in helping to draft the new Constitution of Nepal.

Peace Corps Volunteer Mr. Rajeev Goyal

Author of “The Springs of Namje: A Ten-Year Journey from the Villages of Nepal to the Halls of Congress,” Rajeev Goyal is a lawyer, activist, rural development worker, and former Peace Corps volunteer. Since 2008 he’s served as the national coordinator of the Push for Peace Corps campaign. Goyal partners with environmentalists, designers, and farmers to develop new sustainability initiatives and has worked with the UN Office for Human Rights in Kathmandu.

17 Apr

Great video from N-199 welcoming N-200!

The first group in the newly re-opened Peace Corps Nepal has been there long enough that they’re ready to give advice to the newbies. Hear what N-199 has to say about life in Peace Corps Nepal.

22 Mar

Support Peace Corps Funding

The National Peace Corps Association is working to increase PC funding in Congress. They sent us the following message:

In the House of Representatives the five Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) in Congress are now circulating an important letter urging their colleagues to help bring the Peace Corps’ budget back up to $400 million in Fiscal Year 2014. You can help make this happen by contacting your Congressman/woman and asking them to sign the letter.

Please follow this link to take action now


22 Mar

NPCA March newsletter is available

The newsletter of the National Peace Corps Association is available here. In this issue, they cover Peace Corps Funding, profiles of NPCA board candidates,  a wrap-up of the recent Day of Action, and more!

05 Mar

National Peace Corps Association February Newsletter

The National Peace Corps Association newsletter is available here. This issue includes articles on the new NPCA president, registration for Peace Corps Connect which will be held in Boston this year, a profile of Dr. Mohamed Said, winner of the 2013 Harris Wofford Global Citizen award, and many others. Check it out!

04 Jan

Peace Corps Nepal Update

The newest batch of PCV trainees have been at there post 1-month! Most are stationed in western Nepal. PC has a new location – outside the ring road. Here is a map for those of you interested in dropping in for a cup of chia :)


20 Dec

December 2012 Newsletter Now Available

The last newsletter of the year is available here. In this issue, we discuss the opening of a new hospital at RPCV Tom Robertson’s (N-174) site in Khotang district, former PC/Nepal mail officer Gunaraj Dhakal muses about his trip to America, Cass Meyers (N-5) remembers hiking Annapurna, and Scott Wallick (N-194) reviews Phil Deutschle’s (N-71) book about his time as a Peace Corps volunteer.

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