On August 16th, 2017, the U.S. Ambassador to Moldova James D. Pettit officiated over the Swearing-in Ceremony for 52 new Peace Corps Volunteers.
These 52 Volunteers arrived in Moldova on June 7 and recently completed a rigorous course of training to become English and Health Education teachers and Community and Organizational Development advisors throughout Moldova. During this training, these Volunteers have begun learning Romanian and Russian.
Peace Corps currently has 49 Volunteers serving in Moldova working in four projects: Small Enterprise Development, Community and Organizational Development, English Education, and Health Education. Upon Swearing in this week, that number will grow to 101 Volunteers serving throughout Moldova.
About the Peace Corps: Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order on March 1, 1961, more than 220,000 Americans have served in 140 host countries. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment and the agency’s mission is to promote world peace and friendship and a better understanding between Americans and people of other countries. Visit www.peacecorps.gov/moldova for more information.