All kids, all year long!
The 2022 International Calendar is all about children. Every photo is of child in one of the 142 countries where Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) have served since 1961. PCVs often spend a lot of time with kids—teaching them but also learning from them. As many new volunteers discover, kids can be very patient and very helpful when one is learning a new alphabet or practicing a new language. Children are often key to making a volunteer feel welcomed and at home.
The first International Calendar was published in 1988 to celebrate Peace Corps and its important ideal of peace through service and friendship. In the 34 years of publishing since then, each calendar has focused on the people and places that Peace Corps Volunteers have had the honor to serve. But this is the first International Calendar focused exclusively on kids.
Peace Corps has changed and grown since its founding in 1961, but the spirit of peace, friendship, and service remains the same; volunteers still are guided by these original three goals:
1. To help the people of interested countries meet their need for trained men and women
2. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of peoples served
3. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans
The International Calendar Project represents the backbone of the "3rd goal" work of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison, Wisconsin. By celebrating the countries, cultures, and people served by Peace Corps, we hope to encourage a better understanding of people everywhere and an appreciation for all world cultures. In addition, in the decades of publishing this calendar, more than $1.45 million in sales proceeds have supported development projects at home and abroad—many of those projects focused on children. Your purchase of this calendar makes this work possible and helps us celebrate Peace Corps and all the people—young and old—that it supports.
Thank you for your support!
The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison is a group of RPCVs and other individuals who promote Peace Corps ideals in the following ways:
We invite you to get involved and explore the many ways that we accomplish those ideals. Join the group!
We are a member of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).