Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Peace Corps volunteers - great to be in Ukraine as a couple!

Washington — Peace Corps volunteers Steve McCafferty and Mary Beth Phair of Belchertown, Massachusetts, are teaching local community members English-language skills while serving together in Ukraine. 

McCafferty and Phair teach English to Ukrainians of all ages through formal classes, English club meetings and conversational activities.

McCafferty and Phair had long been interested in applying for Peace Corps service but didn’t feel the time was right until their daughter graduated from college in 2010. Serving together has had an important impact on their experience.

“It is great to be here as a couple,” said McCafferty, who has been living and working in Ukraine with his wife since March 2012. “We can pick each other up, share our mysteries, discuss our plans and attack our problems together. It makes it much easier than if we were by ourselves.”

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