A total of 15 US citizens were sworn in yesterday as new members of the Peace Corps. The swearing-in ceremony, which took place at the United States ambassador’s residence, marks the volunteers’ return to Panama.
At the invitation of the Panamanian government, Peace Corps volunteers travel to various communities in the country, including some in hard-to-reach areas, to carry out environmental conservation, youth leadership, sustainable agriculture, and community health. During their service in the country, the volunteers will work in coordination with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Agricultural Development and authorities of the Ngäbe-Buglé region, for the performance of their duties. community.
“After ten weeks of induction in language, culture and technical training, our volunteers are ready to return to serve the Panamanian people,” said Anni Galdames, director of the Peace Corps in Panama. “We are excited because they will be able to return to the communities to work shoulder to shoulder with their inhabitants.”
The Peace Corps is an international network of American volunteers who serve community members and partners in various host countries, motivated by the agency’s mission of peace and global friendship. At the invitation of governments around the world, Peace Corps volunteers work alongside community members on projects for the benefit of their inhabitants in education, health, environment, agriculture, community economic development and youth development.
Through volunteerism, members of the Peace Corps network develop skills and hone intercultural competencies that position them to become the next generation of world leaders. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 240,000 Americans have served in 142 countries around the world. For more information, visit Peacecorps.gov.
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