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Peace Corps Volunteers Return to Nepal

The following is an excerpt from a Peace Corps press release. Read the full press release on the Peace Corps website. 

In January 2012, the Peace Corps announced that it would re-establish its program after suspending it in 2004. The new program is being opened with significant support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This collaborative effort is being implemented under an Inter-Agency Agreement between Peace Corps,and USAID’s Asia Bureau under Assistant Administrator Nisha Biswal.

For the next three months, the new trainees will undergo comprehensive cross-cultural, language and technical training through the Peace Corps. After they are sworn in as volunteers, they will be trained in agriculture and nutrition, and will work in the rural hill regions of western Nepal, conducting activities and projects in the Nepali language. Within their communities volunteers will build local capacity in Global Health Initiative and Feed the Future priority areas. Nearly 4,000 Peace Corps volunteers served in Nepal from 1962 until 2004.

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