Service Beyond Graduation – 2012 Grad Joins Peace Corps
Ethan Mobley, a recent Westminster College graduate from the Class of 2012, made a big leap towards his future just one month after walking through the Columns. Ethan decided to join the Peace Corps. He made this 27 month commitment and moved to Tanzania at the beginning of June.
Currently; Ethan is living in Morogoro, a city at the base of the Uluguru Mountains. There he will complete training for his first three months in the Corps. During the official training, the Peace Corps Volunteers are taught Swahili, Tanzanian culture, safety/security information, teaching methods, and receive health training. He lives with a local family that also helps him learn Swahili.
In August, Ethan will be assigned to site in Tanzania where he will live for the next two years. There, he will teach math to secondary school students. He will also be doing programing to educate the local community about HIV/AIDS and malaria. When asked about what is to come in the next 26 months, he told us; “I'm excited to be able to speak Swahili well and begin teaching.” Ethan will help countless people there and he will better himself along the way, continuing the Westminster culture of service beyond graduation.
To learn more about the Peace Corps, visit www.peacecorps.gov