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Offline mrbearhug

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Invitation to Rwanda Mar 2016
« on: January 26, 2016, 09:51:04 AM »
Hey anyone out there been invited to Rwanda in March 2016? Would like to start a discussion on items such Medical Clearance Process, Packing, Your Project, Lang prep , and if RPCV your past experiences (good/ok/bad). Would also like to hear from anyone has served in Rwanda (esp in last 5 yrs)


Offline mrbearhug

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Re: Invitation to Rwanda Mar 2016
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 10:16:23 AM »
I will start out discussion by stating medical clearance tasks (30 day window) seems a bit tight - but do understand why necessary. Cost and time to complete could be overwhelming unless you are RPCV. (Thinking about starting fund raiser to help with cost)
In terms of packing well not sure yet -  would hear from anyone that has serve in Rwanda before completing this task. Project -  IT Education (Vocational school) - appears to be in east Rwanda. In terms of Lang was told would working with a counter-part, school staff and students that all speak and understand English (Official Lang in schools) - but was sent info on native Lang training, Going to review before leaving as much possible because was told training would prob be only 2 weeks before leaving for project site.

Hope hear back others taking this journey!!!

Offline amanda_pearl

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Re: Invitation to Rwanda Mar 2016
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 09:10:39 AM »
Looks like there are only four volunteer openings for Rwanda in March. You might want to check out some of the other forums for volunteers:

Peace Corps Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/peacecorps
Future PC Volunteer Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FuturePeaceCorpsVolunteers/
Peace Corps Rwanda Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/413092275465133/

Offline mrbearhug

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Re: Invitation to Rwanda Mar 2016
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 08:24:43 PM »
Thanks for info. Can see the 4 projects posted but told there would group of 11 or 12 leaving Mar 27 (maybe they are going to different countries)

Offline mrbearhug

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Re: Invitation to Rwanda Mar 2016
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2016, 02:22:47 PM »
Update: Just completed Passport/Fingerprinting tasks (sent off to Peace Corp) - Now on with costly medical clearance tasks.