First group of Peace Corps Response Volunteers in Nepal sworn in « Khabarhub
Monday, June 24th, 2024

First group of Peace Corps Response Volunteers in Nepal sworn in

17 May 2024  

Time taken to read : 2 Minute

  • A
  • A
  • A

KATHMANDU: Ten Peace Corps Response Volunteers were sworn in by the Peace Corps Deputy Director David E. White Jr., Ambassador Dean R. Thompson, and the Peace Corps/Nepal Country Director Troy Kofroth to begin their service in Nepal.

This is the first-ever group of Response Volunteers to serve in Nepal. The Peace Corps Response Program brings U.S. citizen Volunteers with experience targeted to complete short-term (e.g., nine-twelve months), high-impact service assignments identified by the Government of Nepal.

The new Response Volunteers will serve in three sectors: promoting rural tourism in Gandaki province; supporting information technology and e-learning initiatives at government schools in Bagmati and Gandaki provinces; and improving research activities at agriculture colleges in Gandaki and Lumbini provinces.

The Response Volunteers will collaborate with their host organizations and community members on locally prioritized projects that build relationships, promote knowledge exchange, and make a lasting and measurable impact.

“This is the start of a Peace Corps Response program, a program in which more experienced US citizen Volunteers respond to specific needs articulated by our partners in the Government of Nepal,” said Ambassador Thompson.

Like the traditional two-year Volunteer Program, Peace Corps Response Volunteers need to integrate into their communities, build relationships, and be role model representatives of the United States in Nepal.

These ten Response Volunteers join the nearly 4,000 Peace Corps Volunteers who have come to serve in Nepal since 1962 when the governments of Nepal and the United States of America signed an agreement to establish the Peace Corps program here. With this new group, there is now a total of fifty Peace Corps Volunteers serving in eight districts of Nepal.

Publish Date : 17 May 2024 19:05 PM

Reminiscing last week: Political announcements and arrests

KATHMANDU: Last week saw a series of significant developments across

Weekly Economic Digest: Navigating fiscal challenges

KATHMANDU: During the week of June 16th to 21st, 2024,

Heavy rain expected over the next three days

KATHMANDU: Currently, the monsoon system is impacting Koshi, Madhes, Bagmati,

China’s Vice Foreign Minister Sun arriving in Nepal today

KATHMANDU: Sun Weidong, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of China,

T20 World Cup: England qualifies for semis beating USA by 10 wickets

BARBADOS: England qualified for the semi-finals of the ongoing T20