Yaoundé, Cameroon– Twenty-six new Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn in on Friday, September 1, in a ceremony at the National Forestry School in Mbalmayo, with U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon Christopher J. Lamora and Peace Corps Country Director Kristina Nicole Séne presiding.
Ambassador Lamora administered the oath of service to the new Peace Corps Volunteers, stating that “The work of Peace Corps Volunteers creates deep ties between our two countries. Many American individuals, families, and communities learn about Cameroon through the stories and experiences of the Volunteers.” Since arriving in June, the new Volunteers have attended an intensive eleven-week cultural, language, and vocational training before meeting the criteria to be sworn in. Volunteers will work in secondary schools, health centers, and with agricultural groups in the Adamawa, Center, East, Littoral, and South regions of Cameroon.
Since 1962, nearly 3,900 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Cameroon working on projects in education, agriculture, and community health.