Fearless: Christine Serwan and Sam Holmes
This week, we’re recognising the fearless work that Christine Serwan ’13 and Sam Holmes ’13 will be doing over the next two years during with the Peace Corps.
Christine, a biology major, will be working as a science teacher in Malawi. She arrived in Lilongwe on June 19th and is currently living with a host family while she attends classes as part of her training and orientation. Sam, departs for Rwanda on September 11th where he will be working as an ESL teacher.
They will be joining the ranks of more than 210,000 volunteers who have traveled to 139 host countries since the program began in the 1960s. The goals of the Peace Corps involve aiding countries in meeting their needs for trained personnel while promoting greater cultural understanding both of Americans and by them on a global scale. Currently, volunteers work in a variety of areas, including education, agriculture and food security, health (including on HIV/AIDS and anti-malaria initiatives), business and technology, and youth and community development.
This week we’d also like to give a shoutout to all of the administrative offices that are starting to make preparations for the training of their student leaders as well as to those who are giving up the last few weeks of their summer in order to learn how to make a difference in student life at Gettysburg College.