Peace Corps


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Peace Corps

n.
A federal government organization, set up in 1961, that trains and sends American volunteers abroad to work with people of developing countries on projects for technological, agricultural, and educational improvement.

Peace Corps

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an agency of the US government that sends American volunteers to developing countries, where they work on educational and other projects: established in 1961

Peace′ Corps`


n.
an independent agency and program of the U.S. government that sends volunteers to help developing countries meet their needs for skilled workers.
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Noun1.Peace Corps - a civilian organization sponsored by the United States government; helps people in developing countries
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
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I appreciate the Senates commitment to providing greater protection and safety for our Peace Corps volunteers whose work and goodwill produce results for both the communities they serve and the United States, said Isakson.
Senator Melaye who raised a point of Order citing Order 43 of the Senate Standing Orders 2015 as amended, said that he has come under intense pressure from his constituents on the necessity of the Peace Corps to Nigeria.
Critique: In "7 Hours to Sofia: Challenges and Discoveries of a Peace Corps Volunteer", Louise MaeHoffmann makes a powerful and universal point about democracy.
We are delighted to partner with Cornell University to support our returned volunteers as they pursue higher education and continue their commitment to service," Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said.
Speaking during the swearing-in of 74 Peace Corps volunteers in Molepolole last week, US Ambassador to Botswana, Mr Earl Miller expressed happiness at the commitment made towards serving Batswana.
Lassiter was in the first group of Peace Corps volunteers that went to Korea.
He added that every time Liberian officials participate in these swearing-in ceremonies of Peace Corps Volunteers, it brings excitements because this concept has become a part of the country's national character and history.
For instance, Steve Murphy transitioned from being a high school English teacher with the Peace Corps on the island of Sao Nicolau in Cabo Verde to becoming an FSO.
John was passionate about helping others and dedicated to making the world a better place,'' Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said in a statement Monday.
Critique: The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the United States government.
Twenty-six (76%) of responding PCMOs indicated Peace Corps policy regarding chemoprophylaxis improved their ability to prevent malaria, and 44 (94%) appropriately indicated that known side effects were important reasons for changing chemoprophylaxis.

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