Embassy of the United States in Addis Ababa
12,2019 of April
Ambassador Michael Raynor lent the oath of service to 46 new peace volunteers at the US embassy in Addis Ababa yesterday. These volunteers will be working on the community commitment in the areas of health, agriculture and education in the regions of Amhara, Tigray, Oromia and SNNP.
Ambassador Raynor said that "the body of peace teaches us that by approaching other people with open minds and open hearts, and joining and working together, there are no limits to what we can achieve. That is a lesson relevant to all of us, and not less for Ethiopia, since it makes its transition to a more democratic, inclusive and prosperous future for the economy. "
He also thanked the Ethiopian host families and the communities, saying: "Their support is essential to facilitate the work of volunteers, of course, but even more important, forms a basis for friendships that have built unbreakable ties between volunteers and Ethiopia for more of more than five decades. "
Peace Corps volunteers live and work in small communities around Ethiopia. They often become members of these communities and work closely with health workers to implement the Improving Community Health in Ethiopia (ICHE) program that focuses on mothers and caregivers of children to improve access to homes for water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition . Others will focus on the Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture (NUSA) project, working with farmers to increase food production and promote an increase in nutrition to improve family food security.
The 46 of these new volunteers go to their communities that completed 3 months of training before taking the oath of service today. This inauguration leads to the total number of volunteers from the Peace Corps that worked in Ethiopia to more than 3,700 since its inception
On the body of peace: as the pre-eminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to contribute to solutions to the most pressing needs of people all over the world. Peace Corps volunteers work at grassroots level with local governments, schools, communities, small businesses and business people to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, the environment, and the development of youth .
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