George Petrilli, 22, of Richfield, Wis., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Uganda on Nov. 7 to begin training as a literacy specialist volunteer. Petrilli will live and work at the community level to improve teaching practices in primary schools. He will also work with the local schools to promote positive behavior and alternative disciplinary systems and spearhead reading intervention programs.
“I joined the Peace Corps because I want to have a more global perspective,”Petrilli said. “I’m trying to be a citizen of the world and it’s hard to do that if I never leave my country. Actually living and working somewhere is a much more meaningful experience for cross-cultural exchange than just being a backpacker passing through.” Continue reading “Richfield, Wis., native begins Peace Corps service in Uganda”