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More Peace Corps coming to help

Sep 5, 2012, 9:42 AM

Eighteen more American Peace Corps volunteers were recently sworn in at the US ambassador’s residence in Fajara to mark the official start of their Gambia mission.

These Peace Corps volunteers would serve in the country’s education sector for two-years, mostly in the Central and Upper River regions.

For many years now, Gambians both in the Greater Banjul area and the provinces enjoy the help and support of the US Peace Corps.

The volunteers help the country in many areas such as education, health, environment and so on, and make a positive impact on the lives of our people.

It is very right to say that Peace Corps have left a legacy of development, a legacy of mutual learning and understanding in their lives.

They serve Gambian communities with satisfaction, total devotion and care, through sharing their knowledge and experience with the locals.

With the coming of the new batch of education volunteers, we hope that they would help the country in her efforts to attain excellence in providing quality and relevant education to our youths.

We urge the host communities and institutions, who would be working directly with the volunteers, to work hand in glove with them and make their stay successful and beneficial to the country.

We also encourage the volunteers to remain committed to their cause, and do their best in their service delivery since their knowledge and experience would in no small measure help The Gambia a lot.

Once again, we commend the US government for continuously sending Peace Corps volunteers to The Gambia.