About Peace Corps:
Established in 1961 by President John F Kennedy, the US Peace Corps is a far from traditional government agency that seeks to promote world peace and friendship through the service and complete community integration of American Volunteers. We – as Volunteers – are placed in struggling countries around the globe to help the people of these developing countries meet their basic needs and to promote mutual understanding among Americans and people from other cultures. Now, having served in approximately 140 counties, the PC utilizes the ideals and values of the American people: generosity, civic pride, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to service.
I am a part of M27, the twenty-seventh group to be sent to Moldova as PCV’s. There were 68 of us in the beginning, split into four sectors: Health Education (HE), English Education (EE), Community and Youth Development (COD), and Small Enterprise Development (SED). Together, we work put forth effort to uncover alternate resources in order to assist the growth of the little known Republic of Moldova. This is a job that is not about impressing the boss, but about connecting with and learning from people in a world far different from our own.
This is my personal blog tracking my time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eastern Europe. The views expressed on this blog are my own and not those of the Peace Corps or the U.S. Government.
I graduated from Elon University in May of 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts via an independent major titled Sports & Health Business (Exercise Science & Business Administration & Sports Management). I jumped at the offer to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Health Education and Community Outreach sector. Originally from Annapolis, MD I enjoy watching and playing sports, cooking, animals, fitness, exploring new cities and cultures and almost anything creative I can get my hands on. I was previously working as the student Director of Personal Training for my university’s Campus Recreation program as well as serving as the President of C.H.A.M.P.S. Health Mentoring Program in the greater Alamance (NC) area with my longtime roommate and best friend.
While I may not know exactly where life is taking me, I am going to enjoy every adventure along the way and discover every possibility. It is my belief that life is too short to settle and one can never stop learning. I have come to be the person I am because of the incredible support and inspiration from my Mother (Lori), Father (Gary), and big sis (Marisa).
PCV Brett Brawerman
12 Grigore Urecehe St
2001 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova