Volunteer: Shannon Huett
Organizational and Community Development Volunteer, currently serving in some cold weather in Pavlodar Kazakhstan! Came here from the Show-Me state of Missouri after graduating with my MBA from Drury University and being a swim coach. I love being underwater blowing bubbles. I enjoy being an individual. Service is my love language. I have dreams and aspirations.
Contributions from Shannon Huett
Upon arriving at site 15 months ago I was greeted by my soon to be host father at the train station. His son and I had met on the train coming from PST and we had decided that it would be a wonderful opportunity for all involved parties if I were to live with them for my required 6 months, before moving out on my own. Within the first couple of weeks I was a guest at many houses as I met cousins, brothers, aunts, and grandparents. All of them had the same similar questions as to how I arrived...
Working with disabled youth in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan while celebrating 18 years of service within the country and 50 years of world wide service, two PCVs "uphold" the goals set forth. This placard was done by a local artist and friend of PCVs and traveled all though out Kazakhstan while publicizing the work that Peace Corps has done and will continue to do.
Thanks to a local friend of PCVs in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan President Obama "traveled" the country giving everyone the chance to become a PCV and be congratulated by the President. Seen here is a very active local volunteer at the library's American Corner.
Students at a Rehabilitation Center in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan were given the chance to show off their knowledge of PC and a chance to "become a PCV". Thanks to a local artist the citizens of Kazakhstan can become that mush closer to being a PCV.
As an OCAP volunteer I am involved in promoting activities that bring together the colleagues of Samal Center, a rehabilitation center for disabled children and youth. As 2011 approaches, the country of Kazakhstan celebrates with Grandfather Frost and Snow Granddaughter, rather than Santa Clause and his elves. Here we see Grandfather Frost performing a traditional song while the colleagues dance together and sing along.