36 New US Volunteers Sworn-in by Guyana Peace Corps
Thirty-Six US volunteers are now officially attached to serve in Guyana after completing nine weeks of training. On Wednesday Peace Corps Guyana held its 23rd Swearing- in ceremony.
Volunteers will be serving in the areas of community health and youth development in several regions throughout the country. The volunteers were divided into two groups Education and Health.
The Peace Corps Country Director told the new batch of volunteers, that their time in Guyana will be life changing since they will be seen as community development workers.
The group of volunteers were also encouraged by the representatives of the Education and Health Ministries to continue the work of the Peace Corps that began years ago. They pointed out that because of the organization’s committed work in this part of the world the two countries have developed a closer relationship.
US Charge d’ Affairs, Thomas Pierce was tasked with the duty of administering the oath to the trainees before making them volunteers of Peace Corps.
One of the volunteer speaking with this news cast said she is happy to be serving her time here in Guyana since there is so much to learn. She believes while it is her duty to provide a helping hand it will be an adventure she is willing to conquer.
The work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Guyana dates back to the 1960’s. During the ceremony held at the Theatre Guild, the work of the Peace Corps in 139 countries was also acknowledged as it marks 50 years of existence of the Peace Corps.