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.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

HIV/AIDS Camp




Carol received grant money to conduct an HIV/AIDS camp for 6 high schools. She worked for three months to organize and implement the two-day camp for 220 students.
Thailand has a severe epidemic of AIDS and Peace Corps encourages HIV/AIDS education. Students had to attend 4 classes each day as well as participate in two large group activities. Carol enlisted the help of mental health workers, hospital workers, and all the teachers of her school. It was a monumental task, but Carol pulled it off! Carol found a young man with AIDS and with the help of a social worker, he addressed the students as the keynote speaker (top picture).

5 Comments:

At 2:04 PM, Blogger smalls said...

Way to Go Mom! That looks amazing! I am thinking of you guys and you floor me with every post.

 
At 7:02 PM, Blogger KateMV said...

This looks like an awesome camp. Congratulations!

 
At 3:57 AM, Blogger BECKY'S MOM said...

YOUR CAMP LOOKS LIKE IT WENT GREAT.
BECKY AND WESLEY ALSO DID A CAMP THAT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN DONE ON THE SAME DATES. THEY HAVE PICTURES OF THEIR'S ON WESLEY'S BLOG-WWW.WESLEYINTHAILAND.BLOGSPOT.COM
I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE HERE FOR THEIR CAMP. BECKY, WESLEY AND CAROL NEED TO EXCHANGE NOTES ON HOW THEIR CAMPS WENT AND WHICH ACTIVITIES WENT BETTER THAN OTHERS, FOR NEXT TIME.
CAROL, YOU DID A GREAT JOB, AND IT WAS WONDERFUL MEETING YOU AT THE AIRPORT WHEN WE GREETED 119. I FEEL LIKE I KNOW YOU FROM YOUR BLOG, BUT IT WAS GREAT TO MEET YOU AND BOB IN PERSON.
JUDY TURNER AKA BECKYTHAI'S MOM

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger MJ said...

Congrats you two! What a fabulous idea and well done job on this very important set of lessons!

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger matt said...

Way to go guys! Sounds like they need something like this over there...what is that drawing of on the bottom pic?

 

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