|Description:||This is the thirteenth in a series of images, PHIL 16989 through 17013, depicting a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Library and Information Center (PHLIC) exhibit entitled, “Bringing the World Home: CDC’s Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Celebrate Peace Corps Week 02/23/14 – 03/01/14”. From Donsol, a municipality in the province of Sorsogon located in the island country of the Philippines, this small stuffed handmade toy represents a whale shark. Donsol is one of the few places throughout the World where whale sharks gather on a yearly basis. The toy is known as a “Butanding”, which in the native language of Tagalog, means whale shark, and was donated by RPCV, Beth Ervin, which she acquired during her Philippines Peace Corps Volunteer tour from 2008 - 2010.|
In honor of Peace Corps Week, from February 23rd-March 1st 2014 the Public Health Library and Information Center (PHLIC) hosted a display of artifacts from some of the over 200 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who are now employed at the CDC. The exhibit was supported by the CDC/ATSDR Peace Corps Work Group (proposed), and was designed to support the Third Goal of the Peace Corps, which strives to bring the culture of countries served back home to the United States.
If you are a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer or Staff, and would like to be added to the CDC/ATSDR Peace Corps Work Group (proposed), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.