Former Peace Corps Volunteers Called Back to Service

The Peace Corps is asking the old Africa Corps to offer solutions to the ills of sub-Saharan Africa.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Former Peace Corps volunteers are getting a second chance to make a difference. The National Peace Corps Association is calling on the old Africa Corps to offer solutions to the ills of sub-Saharan Africa, especially those faced by women. "We've lived in these villages," says Molly Mattessich, the organizer of the Africa Rural Connect project. "There's a lot of untapped intellectual resources that Peace Corps volunteers have." The creator of the winning idea, picked in November, gets $20,000. The "leader board" shows the current monthly winners and the ideas they've come up with for Africa such as designing a solar oven and using human urine for fertilizer.

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