Wed, May 22 2013
A total of 40 volunteers from the US Peace Corps swore an oath and are ready to start their mission as English language teachers in Bulgaria.
Peace Corps is an independent US agency established on March 1 1961 by US president John Kennedy. It promotes world peace and friendship among nations by sending volunteers to work and live among people in host countries.
The 40 volunteers will teach English to Bulgarian students at primary and high schools for the period of the two years, Bulgarian National Radio reported.
They will introduce to Bulgarian students American culture and will work on various projects. Before the start of their mission the volunteers have passed through an 11-month training in small Bulgarian settlements in the region of Doupnitsa where they took Bulgarian lessons and studied Bulgarian culture.
Bulgarians work hard to help their country become modern and prosperous democratic European country and Americans' role is to support them in reaching their goal, US ambassador to Bulgaria John Beyrle said.
He thanked the volunteers for their participation in the project and wished them success.
The new volunteers will start working in July and the total number of Peace Corps representatives in Bulgaria will become 178.
Peace Corps volunteers work with governments, schools, non-profit organisations, non-government organisations, and entrepreneurs in education, hunger, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment.
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
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