70 new U.S. Peace Corps volunteers arrive in PH

Inquirer.net, citing information from the U.S. Embassy, reports that "about 70 new United States Peace Corps volunteers have arrived in the country on Sunday, July 8."

Inquirer.net, citing information from the U.S. Embassy, reports that "about 70 new United States Peace Corps volunteers arrived in the country on Sunday, July 8." The report quoted the statement, which said: "These new volunteers join the more than 8,000 Americans who have served as Peace Corps volunteers in the Philippines since 1961, working side-by-side with Filipinos to promote friendship and help build better lives for their communities."

 

According to the Inquirer.net report, the voluteers will first undergo an intensive 11-week technical training that would include language and cultural studies. They will then be assigned to work in communities all over the country in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), the Department of Welfare and Social Development (DSWD), Local Government Units (LGUs), and  non-government organizations.

 

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