New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-in
Forty one new American Peace Corps volunteers will be working as health and environment volunteers throughout the country. They arrived in Malawi on March 06 2015. They spent nine weeks in technical and cultural training in Kaphaizi and Mangwazu Villages in Kasungu. The cultural training included the learning of local languages such as Chichewa, Chitumbuka, Chiyao, and Chitonga. Malawian families hosted the trainees in the villages.
On Wednesday, May 7, U.S. Ambassador Palmer presided over a swearing in ceremony in Lilongwe for the new 37 volunteers. More than 2,600 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Malawi since the program was established in 1963.
Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order on March 1, 1961, more than 250,000 Americans have served in 139 host countries. Today, 9,095 Volunteers are working with local communities in 75 host countries