Peace Corps Group 91 Sworn in for Volunteer Service

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Twenty-eight new United States Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn in on Friday December 13th, as a final step before moving into villages to begin their two year assignments.

At the request of the Government of Samoa, the 28 peace corps volunteers will work in Samoan primary schools to help Samoan students improve their English literacy skills.

Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Samoa, Mr. Tony Greubel.

At the Ministry of Education’s request, some members of Group 91 peace corps will also be assigned to improving numeracy skills.

The Volunteers have just completed an intensive 10-week Pre-Service Training focusing on technical skills and Samoan language and culture and are now looking forward to beginning their service in villages across Upolu, Manono, and Savai’i.

Members of Group 91 singing a hymn.

The Volunteers were sworn in by Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Samoa, Mr. Tony Greubel, and accepted for Volunteer Service in Samoa by the Honorable Minister of Education, Sports and Culture Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio at a low key ceremony at the Peace Corps Office in Motootua.

Samoa Minister of Education Loau Keneti Sio

The event was also attended by the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture Chief Executive Officer, Afamasaga Dr. Karoline Fuatai, Peace Corps staff and currently serving Volunteers.

The new Volunteers ended the program by entertaining the guests with short speeches in Samoan and a cultural song they learned during training.

MESC CEO Afamasaga Dr. Karoline Fuatai.

The new Volunteers are eager to start their two year assignments which will keep them in Samoa until December 2021.

 

For further information please contact Peace Corps Country Director Gini Wilderson at 22345.
Photo Captions:
Peace Corps Country Director Gini Wilderson

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Tony Greubel congratulated Group 91 and swears in Group for Volunteer Service

Celebration cake for the Swearing in of Group 91

MESC CEO, Afamasaga Dr. Karoline Fuatai joined by one of Group 91 PC in cutting the celebration cake