Nepal 2 Peace Corps Volunteer Reunion

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In June 1963, a group of prospective Peace Corps Volunteers – 20 young American college-educated males – arrived at the University of Oregon for training as rural community development workers in the Royal Kingdom of Nepal. Now, 45 years later, several of us propose a reunion to take stock of our journeys.

How have we changed? How has Nepal changed? How did our experiences in Nepal influence us? This website provides insights, anecdotes, and photographs of our encounters.

== Peace Corp Volunteers - Nepal ==Media Project: Creating site for Nepal peace corp volunteers '

Five of us, Professor David Rosenberg, Media Lab specialist Joseph Antonioli, and Media Lab tutors Tara, Mahesh and Dinesh formally started the project after our first meeting on 5th July.

The meeting started with professor Rosenberg's description of Nepal while working as the peace corp volunteer. However we did take time to smile over the coincidence that all the tutors were from Nepal. After briefly discussing about- how difficult is it to trek uphill in Nepal we decided to build a road map for the project.

Given the typical nature of the project Joe suggested that we build the website in wikimedia instead of the Segue.

The main objective of the website is to bring the stories and photographs of the 40 volunteers (1960s and later) as they worked towards creating plentiful and peaceful Nepal.

It is very hard to imagine a web page without images. In particular for this project images are ideal to provide information because they demonstrate the beauty of Nepal while keeping track of the stories of the peace corp volunteers.

To arrange the images in an organized way- making it integrated with the links is not an easy task. To allow us work quickly and in a planned way, we decided to create the flickr account and save all the images there.

Professor Rosenbergs images are all 35 mm slides. We had to scan them before we could save it to our computer.There were about nine hundred images. At times it was slightly irritating when the slide feeder and scanner didnot workout well, but in big picture it was fun to watch great pictures of frightening mountains and green valleys of the home country.

While we kept scanning Professor Rosenberg always seemed excited to watch the pictures. I think he really appreciated the remote Nepal in Media Lab screen. At the moment we are working on the homepage of the website.We are doing a lot of trial and error to design a picteresque and thematic home page.-Tara, Mahesh and Dinesh