2007.11.25: November 25, 2007: Headlines: COS - The Gambia: PanaPress: A total of 1,400 American volunteers, known as the Pea ce Corps, have worked in Gambia since the first set of 13 arrived here in 1967

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A total of 1,400 American volunteers, known as the Pea ce Corps, have worked in Gambia since the first set of 13 arrived here in 1967

A total of 1,400 American volunteers, known as the Pea ce Corps, have worked in Gambia since the first set of 13 arrived here in 1967

Speaking at the commemoration ceremony of the American Peace Corps' 40 years o f service in Gambia, Bachman said more than 100 volunteers of the 1,400 had work e d outside the capital, Banjul, thereby fulfilling the mission President John F. K ennedy articulated four decades ago. He said the project had also been endorsed by every Gambian President who had come on stage during the period. "These volunteers", he said, "brought with them America's most enduring values -- hope, optimism, freedom and opportunity. They bring these values to communit i es around the world not to impose them, but to share them and build bridges of f r iendship and understanding."

A total of 1,400 American volunteers, known as the Pea ce Corps, have worked in Gambia since the first set of 13 arrived here in 1967

Official says 1,400 American volunteers served in Gambia since 1967

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A total of 1,400 American volunteers, known as the Pea ce Corps, have worked in Gambia since the first set of 13 arrived here in 1967, M r. Brian Bachman of the US Embassy in that country, said Friday.

Speaking at the commemoration ceremony of the American Peace Corps' 40 years o f service in Gambia, Bachman said more than 100 volunteers of the 1,400 had work e d outside the capital, Banjul, thereby fulfilling the mission President John F. K ennedy articulated four decades ago.

He said the project had also been endorsed by every Gambian President who had come on stage during the period.

"These volunteers", he said, "brought with them America's most enduring values -- hope, optimism, freedom and opportunity. They bring these values to communit i es around the world not to impose them, but to share them and build bridges of f r iendship and understanding."

He said that the growth in technology and global communications had made the wor ld smaller, adding "ICT has added value to the Peace Corps programming."

According to him, more than 187,000 peace corps Volunteers have helped promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of the 139 countries wh e re the volunteers had worked.

Responding, Yankuba Touray, the Secretary of the Gambian National Assembly mat ters, recalled that the first batch of American Peace Corps started their work i n Basse, the Upper River Region, serving in the health sector.




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