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Training program goals

The design of the state-side training program for the Africa Region is such that upon completion, the Peace Corps Trainee will have been provided technical information, knowledge and skills development which will facilitate productive and satisfying Peace Corps Volunteer service. Specific training program goals are:

1. To enable the trainees to recognize their skills and feel competent in the use of these skills,

2. To enable the trainees to know how to transfer the technical skills that they have,

3. To identify areas for skill building and to improve those skills,

4. To enable the trainees to understand their role in host country and as Peace Corps Volunteers,

5. To help the trainees identify resources available to them and know how to find resources in their community sites and host country agencies,

6. To allow the trainees to research species of trees and know where to find the information to identify species both indigenous and exotic,

7. To enable the trainees to start small research projects, investigations, etc., related to forestry in host country,

8. To allow the trainees to experience the implementation and up-keep of a tree nursery,

9. To enable the trainees to apply practical forestry techniques in tree planting, pruning, pacing, measuring, grafting and other techniques necessary to forestry,

10. To enable the trainees to analyze communities' social systems, identify problems and help communities seek solutions,

11. To acquaint the trainees with women in development (WID) issues related to forestry,

12. To introduce the trainees to the basic theories of extension work,

13. To allow the trainees an opportunity to test the extension theory,

14. To allow the trainees to practice their interaction skills,

15. To ensure that the trainees have an understanding of agro-forestry issues,

16. To provide the trainees with a concept of ecology issues as related to their future jobs.

Objectives and activities for each session are described at the beginning of each session.