Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Youth Leadership Conference

We applied for the Peace Corps Youth Leadership Conference in Lampang, Thailand, which is about a 12-hour bus ride from our village. We were lucky to both be chosen to each bring 3 students and our counterpart teachers. Skills for leadership were taught through various competitive games. A large section of the conference was addressed to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and what youth involvement can contribute to the fight against AIDS. The students had great time during the 3-day conference held in a beautiful park with natural hot springs. When the conference was over, a lot of tears were shed as students said good-bye to new-found friends and an experience they will never forget. The Peace Corps Youth GIG did a fantastic job in organizing and implementing the event.


At 2:38 PM, Blogger ALTA said...

What a great experience for them.


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