35 Peace Corps volunteers sworn in

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 19, 2018-Thirty five Peace Corps volunteers were sworn in at a function in the Capital on Monday. The volunteers, who came with a wide variety of experiences and expertise, were sworn in by Chargé d’ Affaires Peter Malnak and the Peace Corps Nepal Country Director Sherry Russell.  

They will join over 3,800 volunteers who served before them in Nepal since 1962.  

The Peace Corps volunteer programme was established by US President John F Kennedy in 1951.  

Currently, there are over 7,200 Peace Corps volunteers serving in over 65 countries across the world. This is the seventh Peace Corps volunteers to arrive in Nepal since the programme re-opened in 2012. They will serve in the country for two years.

 “These trainees follow in the footsteps of over 3,800 previous volunteers, including some here today, who heeded the call to service and chose to come to Nepal to serve not only our own country, but also the people of Nepal,” Malnak said.

The latest batch of Peace Corps volunteers arrived in the country in April. They had undergone 11 weeks of language, cross-cultural and technical training in Kavre  in preparation for their service.

The volunteers have been assigned to seven districts in three provinces to work on food and nutrition security projects in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and other various Ministries of government.

Published: 19-06-2018 07:18

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