When President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, he created three simple goals for the organisation. The third goal was ( and still is ) to “Help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of all Americans.”
In February 2005, Third Goal was created out of a need to provide Peace Corps volunteers a free, easy, and independent way to share their stories with the rest of the world.
“Third Goal helps others understand the joys and difficulties Peace Corps volunteers experience in cultures very different than our own,” says Jason Pearce, Third Goal’s founder. “By offering volunteers an independent community and anonymity, they may more freely and accurately help everyone understand distant cultures.”
By offering a consolidated venue for all Peace Corps volunteers, the public receives a concentrated resource of first-person experiences from worlds very different than their own.
Third Goal offers volunteers a free and anonymous place to blog their experiences for others to read in real time. More so, their real-life stories will help shape Americans’ understanding of other peoples.
(via media release)