Putting Off Retirement - for the Peace Corps
Abouhalkah and Bosley—among the 6% of Peace Corps workers who are over age 50—discuss their now-16-month journey, which will carry into 2019. They teach English to hundreds of youngsters at separate primary schools, and have worked to upgrade the schools’ libraries with the help of more than 1,000 books contributed by their fellow Kansas Citians. Event attendees are invited to bring a children’s book or two to donate to the Books for Namibian Children collection (English-language fiction or nonfiction titles, first- through fifth-grade reading levels, hardbound or paperback).
Abouhalkah spent 32 of his 37 years at The Star writing editorials. Bosley was a Lee’s Summit elementary school librarian for 13 years and an occupational therapist for 20 years before that.