New Peace Corps volunteers cement 25 years of friendship
At the dawn of Independence in 1990, the Peace Corps Volunteer relationship between Namibia and the United States started. More than 1500 volunteers have since served in Namibia working closely with their local counterparts in education, health, small enterprise development and promotion of entrepreneurship. This week Thursday, 14 new Peace Corps volunteers joined this 25-year legacy of partnership and friendship between the two nations when they were sworn in as Volunteers at a ceremony at a lodge in the Windhoek district. U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton said, “You know the potential to extend your influence for the benefit of people who want your expertise and who appreciate your willingness to share it. You represent the very best that America has to offer: a visionary spirit that can lead to a more prosperous Namibia.” The Peace Corps in Namibia continues to drive a vibrant and dynamic programme with 132 Volunteers already serving in all 14 regions.