U.S. Ambassador to Peru Brial A. Nichols administered the oath of service to 62 new Peace Corps volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru.
These volunteers will support different communities across the Andean nation over the next two years.
According to Mr. Nichols, the new group, called Peru 25, is intended to promote three important topics including, among others, community economic development.
“These young people will head to different parts of the country to work in three areas: environment, water, sanitation and cleanliness, and community economic development,” he was quoted as saying by Andina news agency.
They will share knowledge in towns and small villages during their visits, replicating this information in different areas as of to improve inhabitants’ lives, share their American culture and values, and learn from them, too.
Each new volunteer has undergone eleven months of training in their country of service, Peru. They lived with Peruvian families in Chaclacayo and Chosica to get acclimatized and took part in specific training activities.
After they pledged to provide help to their assigned Peace Corps sites during the ceremony, the newly sworn-in volunteers received a certificate to document their training.
Assistance will target communities in Ancash, Cajamarca, Junin, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima and Piura regions
Now nearly 250 Peace Corps volunteers, in total, will tackle the needs of people across Peru.