Peace Corps will send new workers to Amhara, Oromiya, Tigray and Southern Nations regions
More community health volunteers arrived recently from the United States to serve in prevention of HIV/AIDS infection, care and support for those affected by the disease, and services for orphans and vulnerable children.
Horn of Africa correspondent Eskinder Frew reported on the arrival of another group today for the Amharic service.
The 41 new Peace Corps volunteers were sworn in at the U.S. embassy today by Dr. Tulinabo Mushingi.The volunteers will work in partnership with local community health centers throughout the Amhara, Oromia, the Southern and Tigray regions of Ethiopia. This latest cohort of individuals brings the total number of American Peace Corps Volunteers having served in Ethiopia since the program’s founding in 1962 to 3,012.
“What has sustained the long and vibrant relationship between the United States and Ethiopia is the partnership and mutual respect between our peoples. Few other programs can rival the Peace Corps in its fostering of lasting and close human connections across cultures,” Dr. Mushingi told the embassy gathering.