US Peace Corps Director visits Malawi

The Director of the United States Peace Corps, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, will visit Malawi October 1-5 to engage government leaders, civil society partners, and American Peace Corps Volunteers across Malawi to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Peace Corps Response Program.

Peace Corps Hessler Radelet

Peace Corps Hessler Radelet

The Peace Corps Response Program sends experienced American professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around Malawi and the world.

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer remarked, “I am delighted to welcome to Malawi Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Peace Corps Response Program. More than 2,840 American Peace Corps volunteers have served in Malawi since the program was established in 1963.

“During their service, volunteers work with their Malawian communities on projects in education, the environment, and health, including serving as physician and nurse educators through the Global Health Service Partnership.  Peace Corps volunteers have made an outstanding contribution to Malawi’s development and built immeasurable goodwill between the people of Malawi and the United States of America.”

Since 1963, more than 2,840 American Peace Corps volunteers have partnered with Malawians to build capacity in the areas of health, the environment, and education.

There are currently 129 Peace Corps volunteers serving in Malawi.

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