May 9, 2003 - La Prensa Libre: Director Vasquez signs new Peace Corps Agreement in Costa Rica

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Director Vasquez signs new Peace Corps Agreement in Costa Rica

Caption: Leaders of the Government met to sign an agreement between the National Director of Communitarian Development, Anabel Lang, the ambassador of the United States, John Danilovich, and Peace Corps Director Gaddi Vasquez.

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Comunidades marginales beneficiadas por Cuerpo de Paz*

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Comunidades marginales beneficiadas por Cuerpo de Paz

Tatiana Gutiérrez Wa-chong

Foto: Ariela Muñoz

Jerarcas del Gobierno se reunieron para firmar un convenio entre la directora nacional de Desarrollo Comunitario, Anabel Lang, y el embajador de Estados Unidos, John Danilovich.

Fortalecer a las comunidades marginales y rurales del país es la meta que se quiere cumplir mediante un convenio entre la Dirección Nacional de Desarrollo Comunitario (Dinadeco) y los integrantes del Cuerpo de Paz, los cuales impulsarán una serie de proyectos de desarrollo de las zonas.

Anabel Lang, directora de Dinadeco, comentó que el acuerdo con el Cuerpo de Paz permite que veintiún voluntarios compartan con las comunidades de más bajos ingresos del país, los cuales son profesionales en diferentes campos que se incorporan a la vida de comunidad y trabajan en coordinación con otras instituciones.

"Esto permite colaborar con los proyectos sociales que están siendo realizados por las asociaciones de desarrollo en las zonas de Guanacaste, Puntarenas y Limón", adujo.

Agregó que el convenio firmado ayer con la participación de los ministros de Ciencia y Tecnología, Rogelio Pardo, y el de Seguridad, Rogelio Ramos, es solamente la parte formal del compromiso asumido por este grupo de jóvenes, los cuales trabajan de manera desinteresada, al tomar la decisión de dejar la comodidad de sus hogares por un período de dos años para brindar su aporte a las comunidades, destacó Lang.

El embajador de Estados Unidos, John Danilovich, manifestó que, mediante el grupo Cuerpo de Paz, se brinda capacitación y ayudas a los países centroamericanos y por medio de esta asociación se va a cumplir con una serie de metas en nivel cantonal. "La ventaja es que dichos jóvenes profesionales promoverán, a través de las asociaciones de desarrollo de las comunidades, proyectos sociales, económicos y culturales de los habitantes del área, en coordinación con las instituciones, municipalidades y otros organismos públicos y privados", concluyó.
Translation - Peace Corps to help Marginal Communities

Peace Corps helps Marginal Communities

Tatiana Gutiérrez Wa-chong

Photo: Ariela Muñoz

Leaders of the Government met to sign an agreement between the National Director of Communitarian Development, Anabel Lang, and the ambassador of the United States, John Danilovich.

To fortify marginal and rural communities of the country is the goal of an agreement between the National Direction of Communitarian Development (Dinadeco) and the members of the Peace Corps, which will impel a series of projects of development in the zones.

Anabel Lang, Director of Dinadeco, commented that the agreement with the Peace Corps allows 21 volunteers to work with communities of lower income of the country. The volunteers are professionals in different fields who will work in the community and work in coordination with other institutions.

"This will allow them to collaborate with the social projects that are being undertaken by the development associations in the zones of Guanacaste, Puntarenas and Limon", he said.

He added that the agreement signed yesterday with the participation of the ministers of Science and Technology, Brown Rogelio, and of Security, Rogelio Branches, is only the formal part of the commitment assumed by this group of young people, who work in a disinterested way, while taking the decision to leave the comfort of their homes for a period of two years to offer their contribution to the communities, emphasized Lang.

The ambassador of the United States, John Danilovich, said that, with the Peace,Corps, help and aid will be offered to Central American countries and this association will fulfill a series of goals in community level. "the advantage is that these professional young people will promote, through the development associations of the communities, social, economic and cultural projects for the inhabitants of the area, in coordination with the institutions, municipalities and other organisms public and private", he concluded.

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