Thousands of Peace Corps volunteers have served so far in Fiji
18:01 Wed Mar 28, 2018
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Sainiani Boila
Over 2,500 Peace Corps Volunteers has served in Fiji over the past 50 years.
While celebrating their 50 year anniversary, Director Dennis McMahon says all Peace Corps Fiji volunteers serve the nation for two years.
McMahon says the two year period allows the volunteers to build understanding and connection in rural communities.
“The work of cultural exchange, the work of being ambassador, the work of maintaining that connection and sharing that connection to the people back home goes on for the rest of their lives and we’ve seen this in many ways, we’ve seen these on volunteers who return to the US and connect with the Fijian communities that live in the US. We have an alumni Association that is dedicating to celebrating the amazing experiences that they has volunteers had in Fiji and to contributing to development projects here in Fiji.”
Peace Corps Volunteers began in Fiji in 1968 and has worked in 139 countries around the world.
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