54 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-in

November 23rd, 2013 by bobebill

The volunteers will contribute to the development of eight regions in the country for two years.

Some 54 Americans aged 20 and above on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Yaounde were sworn-in for Peace Corps Cameroon Sustainable Livelihoods, Community Health and Youth Development programmes. After nine weeks and three days Pre-Service Training in Bafia and Bokito in the Centre Region, the volunteers have been assigned to the Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development, Women’s Empowerment and the Family and Youth Affairs and Civic Education in eight regions in the country.

During the swearing-in ceremony which took place in the presence of several members of government and their representatives, the honorary guest at the event, Minister of Women’s Empowerment and the Family, Marie Therese Abena Ondoa lauded the courage of the young Americans whom she described as “Youths with a Heart of Love” for deciding to accompany Cameroon in its development process particularly at the grassroots level. The Minister of Public Health, André Mama Fouda lauded the volunteers assigned to the community health sector while the Chargé d’affaires at the American Embassy in Yaounde, Greg Thome and the Country Director of Peace Corps, Jacquelyn Geier Sesonga, saluted the courageous decision of the volunteers who believe they can contribute to make a difference in the world.
(Cameroon Tribune, 11/21/13)

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