Louis Richards

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Louis A Richards
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Country Ukraine
Years: 2005-2008
Site(s) Stakhanov, Lugansk Oblast
Program(s) Business, Educationwarning.png"Business, Education" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture, Business, Education, Environment, Health, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Youth, Other) for this property.
Assignment(s) Business_Development, English Teacherwarning.png"Business_Development, English Teacher" is not in the list of possible values (Agroforestry, Sustainable Agricultural Science, Farm Management and Agribusiness, Animal Husbandry, Municipal Development, Small Business Development, NGO Development, Urban and Regional Planning, Primary Teacher/Training, Secondary Teacher/Training, Math/Science Teacher/Training, Special Education/Training, Deaf/Education, Vocational Teacher/Training, University Teacher/Training, English Teacher/Training (TEFL), Environmental Education, National Park Management, Dry Land Natural Resource Conservation, Fisheries Fresh, Ecotourism Development, Coastal /Fisheries Resource Management, Public Health Education, AIDS Awareness, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Water and Sanitation Resources Engineering, Housing Construction Development, Youth, Other) for this property.
Louis Richards started in Ukraine 2005
Edwin S. Patout, Louis Richards, Sean White
Business, Education in Ukraine:
Carrie Dimino, Felicity Gatchell, Edwin S. Patout, Suzanne Wagner Budak, Sean Whitewarning.png"Business, Education" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture, Business, Education, Environment, Health, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Youth, Other) for this property.
Other Volunteers who served in Ukraine
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Carrie Dimino, Felicity Gatchell, Brian Krow, Edwin S. Patout, Louis Richards, Etienne Victor Verloo, Suzanne Wagner Budak, Sean White
Projects in Ukraine
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"International Days in Poland" English Language Seminar, A CURE: A Community United to React to an Epidemic, Alliance Youth Theater for HIV/AIDS Awareness, Artemovsk Central City Library Computer Center, Bar School Number 2 Insulation Project, Camp "I Believe", Camp CACTUS, Camp Excite Healthy Lifestyles, Camp GLOW, Camp H.E.A.L., Camp Unity: Promoting Diversity and Tolerance in Ukraine, Chernivsti Listening and Speaking Classroom Project, Chernivtsi English Language Resource Center, Chernivtsi Environmental NGO "Krona", Comprehensive English Textbooks for Mukachevo Secondary School No. 6, Disabled Peoples' Organizations Union of Ukraine Job Training Center Equipment, Donetsk American International Club English Summer Camp, Eco Meters Across Ukraine, Eco-Friendly Community Initiative, English Literacy Center, English Resource Classroom, Fundraising for an Orphanage, Haivoron Camp Big Bang, Hoshcha Internet Café, Hoshcha Internet Café, Kherson Successful Women - Women's Shelter, Khorol English and Technology Project, Kirovograd Oblast Resource Center, Kivsharivka Youth Journalism Project II, Kryvyi Rih Economic Institute University Bookstore, Lugansk Environmental Preservation through Education and Protection, Lugansk Oblast Water Watchers, Lviv Youth Leadership Program, Media in the Classroom, Mykolayiv Book Acquisition Project, Mykolayiv International Communication Center, Nikolaev Business Resource Center/Business Club, Outdoor School, Poltava Oblast Camp Hadiach and Lubny, Renovations to Orphanage 2 in Lviv, Resource Center, Rivne Orphanage Insulations, Sambir Aquapark Renovation, School Resource Center, Secondary School Resource Center, The Club of Law Students and Post-Graduates of the Azov Region (KASPAR), Ukraine "Breaking the Silence" Conference, Ukraine Art Book: Practical Creative Ideas for Making Art, Ukraine Community Action Network, Ukraine Documentary Series: Increasing Awareness of Civil Society … further results
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At the age of 56, I decided to pursue a lifelong dream and becomse a Peace Corps Volunteer. I was assigned to Ukraine and landed in Kyiv on March 1, 2005. I started three months of training in Vasilkov, a town just outside of Kyiv. During training we learned Russian, Ukrainian culture and acclimated ourselves to living in a very different environment. Ukraine is a wonderful country with good food, good hospitality and head-turningly beautiful women.

When I arrived in Stakhanov, I had the amazing good fortune to live with a wonderful host-family. Slava and Lena Skrebneva live in a very nice house on Degtyarova St. It's just outside of town and on the bus line. They have a large yard and every year it's planted in the spring with flowers and vegetables. The garden is very generous. By the time the end of summer and fall roll around, we have a garden full of tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, potatoes, and cabbage. The time I spent with them was great. I have made life-long friends and gained a new family. I look forward to my next visit very much.

This August I will begin my second Peace Corps assignment in Kazakhstan. I hope the next two years are as amazing as the time I had in Ukraine.

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