2009.08.13: August 13, 2009: Headlines: COS - Armenia: Armenian Weekly: On August 13, U.S. Peace Corps Armenia conducted a swearing-in ceremony for the 17th group of volunteers serving in Armenia

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On August 13, U.S. Peace Corps Armenia conducted a swearing-in ceremony for the 17th group of volunteers serving in Armenia

On August 13, U.S. Peace Corps Armenia conducted a swearing-in ceremony for the 17th group of volunteers serving in Armenia

Before moving to their permanent sites, Peace Corps volunteers completed 11 weeks of language, cultural, technical, and safety and security training to prepare them for two years of service in towns and villages throughout Armenia. Volunteers will collaborate with Armenian counterpart organizations in the areas of English language education, business and community development, health education, and environmental education.

On August 13, U.S. Peace Corps Armenia conducted a swearing-in ceremony for the 17th group of volunteers serving in Armenia

Swearing-in Ceremony Held for Peace Corps Armenia Volunteers

By Weekly Staff

on August 13, 2009

CHARENTSAVAN, Armenia-On August 13, U.S. Peace Corps Armenia conducted a swearing-in ceremony for the 17th group of volunteers serving in Armenia. U.S. Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch presided over the ceremony, which has become an annual event. During the event, 44 Peace Corps Trainees demonstrated their knowledge of Armenian language and culture learned during their training program. They performed Armenian songs and shared their experiences with their host families during these first weeks.

Before moving to their permanent sites, Peace Corps volunteers completed 11 weeks of language, cultural, technical, and safety and security training to prepare them for two years of service in towns and villages throughout Armenia. Volunteers will collaborate with Armenian counterpart organizations in the areas of English language education, business and community development, health education, and environmental education.

Representatives of government ministries, the governor of Kotayk Marz, the city mayor of Charentsavan, and other representatives from international and local organizations were invited to the Swearing in Ceremony.

Peace Corps Armenia was established in 1992 at the invitation of the Government of Armenia. Since that time, more then 600 Peace Corps volunteers have served in Armenia. With the addition of this new group, there will be a total of 80 volunteers working in schools, universities, NGOs, and health facilities throughout Armenia.

The U. S. Peace Corps was founded in 1961 by United States President John F. Kennedy. The organization has three goals: to provide trained assistance to people of other countries as requested, to promote a better understanding of Americans by the people of the countries in which they serve, and to promote a better understanding of other cultures by Americans.




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