The newest group of US Peace Corps volunteers took their oath to serve today at a simple ceremony at the US Ambassador’s residence.
The 29 volunteers will be serving Guyana in the areas of education, the environment and health for the next two years.
The US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann Lynch, welcomed the volunteers and told them that the job will be tough at times but they must always do it with dignity.
“This will be the toughest job you’ll ever love”, she told the volunteers, adding that “the Peace Corps has always devoted itself to developing state of the art training so that we bring our best in the countries in which we are serving”.
She said she is sure the new group will be successful during their stint in Guyana and not disappoint.
First Lady Sandra Granger and a number of Government Ministers were part of the audience that witnessed the Peace Corps volunteers taking the oath to serve.
Education Minister Nicolette Henry said Guyana is grateful for the work and ongoing contributions of the US Peace Corps volunteers to Guyana’s development.
Over 1400 Peace Corps volunteers have worked in Guyana over the years.