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Peace Corps swears-in 53 new Education Volunteers in Mozambique
November 20, 2019 – The U.S. Peace Corps swore in today 53 new Education Volunteers in a ceremony held at the BCI Bank in Maputo. In attendance were U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Dennis W. Hearne, Peace Corps’ Country Director Ellen R. Eiseman, Ministry of Education and Human Development Representative Dr.Samaria Tovela (National Director of Secondary Education), and Namaacha District Permanent Secretary Mr. Rafael Alberto Manhique. Also present were various representatives of government entities and partner institutions.
The 53 Education Volunteers will serve in eight provinces, assigned to secondary schools to teach English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Math. Peace Corps Volunteers will work side-by-side with their Mozambican counterparts, contributing to better educational outcomes in the country. These Volunteers represent a key component of the U.S. Mission’s assistance program in Mozambique. In close collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, the U.S. Government provides more than $500 million in annual assistance to improve the quality of education, healthcare, economic prosperity, and the overall development of the nation.
The United States Peace Corps was founded as an independent government agency by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, with the objective of promoting world peace and friendship. American citizens join the Peace Corps as volunteers ready to serve abroad for two years. Currently, the Peace Corps works in over 60 countries, primarily in the health and education sectors. The Peace Corps works in Mozambique in these two sectors, under the invitation of the Government of Mozambique, through agreements with the Ministry of Health (MISAU) and the Ministry of Education and Human Development (MINEDH). Since 1998, over 1,300 volunteers have served throughout Mozambique.
For more information about this press release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Maputo Press Office at MaputoPress@state.gov.