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South Williamsport Peace Corps Club hosts speaker

February 3, 2014
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

On Jan. 17, the Peace Corps Club at South Williamsport Area High School hosted Yassin Saar who spoke with a group of students about the school she started in The Gambia, West Africa, called Starfish International. The Peace Corps Club began years ago when students wanted to learn more about other countries. Over the years, they have corresponded with Peace Corps volunteers in Senegal, Mongolia, Burkina Faso and The Gambia, always finding ways to help the communities where their PCV's served. Through their PCV in The Gambia, the club members learned about Starfish International and had several fundraisers and collections, eventually helping them to have a clean-water well, a roof on their service building, cameras for their student photography business and more. The club members even had the opportunity to Skype with students from the school. Because of the Peace Corp Club's dedication to helping the school, Yassin came to speak while she was in the United States.



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