Eastern Europe: Send in the (Peace) Corps!

Send in the (Peace) Corps!

After nearly three decades of Third World self-help projects like digging wells in Ethiopia and advising on animal husbandry in Guatemala, the 6,500- member Peace Corps will turn to a new frontier this year: Eastern Europe. Starting in June, 120 volunteers will begin to leave for Hungary and Poland; an additional 60 corps members may soon go to Czechoslovakia. Peace Corps director Paul Coverdell says the first group will teach English, while future plans call for volunteers to assist in small-business development and environmental protection.

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