Fifth Group of Volunteers arrives in Albania

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Fifth Group of Volunteers arrives in Albania

Fifth Group of Volunteers arrives in Albania

Fifth Group of Volunteers arrives in Albania


TIRANA, JUNE 27 (ATA)- The fifth group the U.S. Peace Corps volunteers arrived in Tirana a few days ago, the U.S. Information Center in Tirana reports.

The 43 volunteers, their ages ranging from 22-75, will work for the Country Program in Albania's town and countryside.

Seventeen of them, English language teachers, will teach classes in the middle schools and Universities, 12 others, small business advisers, will help develop the non-governmental organisations, chambers of commerce in business faculties, regional business agencies and Agrarian Trade Banks.

Fourteen advisers on forests and agriculture will offer supplement services for the villagers working in private forest farms. Some 81 volunteers of the Peace Corps have been in Albania for two years now.

The volunteers, before beginning work in September, will attend an eleven week teaching program on the Albanian language, culture and technical material, prepared by the Albanian and American Peace Corps staff, also enjoying the contribution of Albanian teachers, businessmen, bankers and personnel from the forest department. The Tirana families and those of the remote villages are generously hosting the volunteers during this training program.

The volunteers' three objectives in their projects are: to meet the professional demand of the host country, to familiarise the people of the host country with the U.S. and its culture through life and work in the community and to help the Americans to get a better knowledge of the host country.

Four groups engaged in the Country Program have come to Albania since 1992 to realise the Peace Corps program.

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