One of my Peace Corps projects included a Capacity Building and Literacy Program. Classes included crafts, sewing, literacy, and computers. This photo shows three students attending their first of many sewing classes. Photo taken in March, 2009.
Full text of Sargent Shriver's briefing to the press held on March 6, 1961. Shriver introduced members of the original Peace Corps task force, and fielded topics on a range of questions about the initial plans for how the Peace Corps would operate.