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Third Goal

RPCVHI Members at High School Speech Festival

“To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.” - Third Goal of the Peace Corps

The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawai'i participates in Community Events to help fulfill the Third Goal of the Peace Corps

and also to promote the great work of the Peace Corps.


We have opportunities to become active volunteers in our communities again!  

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17th Annual Speech Festival Moanalua High School- Saturday, April 23, 2022

RPCVHI members have been invited to participate in the 2022 Speech Festival as judges at the virtual and in-person event.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share use of another language through Peace Corps Service. 

The organizers of the event are seeking individuals willing to judge students' speeches in the following languages: Spanish, Japanese, Hawaiian, French, Korean, German, Mandarin.  The event is virtual as well as in-person, social distancing applies.

Community members judge student's speeches that are one (1) to four (4) minutes long. It means a lot to the students to have adults listen to speeches that have taken them months to write and memorize.  

If you are interested in participating as a judge in the Speech Festival, please select your language, and contact Mrs. Lorena Tarrago Wong,

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The Speech festival will have an in-person event as well.  RPCVHI members are invited to share their language opportunities with students at a table.  In 2019, RPCVs shared their knowledge of Chinese, Russian, Thai, and Ukrainian.
If you are interested in participating at the in-person event at the Speech Festival, please select your language, and contact Caroline Mackenzie at

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Speakers Match

Peace Corps provides Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) opportunities to speak about peoples and cultures from around the globe to any group that requests a speaker. RPCVs have enriching stories to tell that can engage audiences, teach them about different cultures, and help them become more curious about the world outside of their home.


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