37 Peace Corps trainees were sworn in yesterday to become the Peace Corps Fiji’s 96th group of volunteers to serve in Fiji for next two years.

The volunteers are specialists in youth development and have spent two months training in language, cultural and professional skill – who will be working with various government ministries, communities and workplaces in the country.

Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Hon. Rosy Akbar in congratulating the volunteers also thanked the chiefs, community and the families who housed the volunteers during their nine weeks of intensive Village-based training process in 7 Villages within the Bau and Dravo districts of the Tailevu province.

“I’m sure your initial two months of orientation in Fiji has introduced you to our unique diversity, friendly smiles and world renowned hospitality,” Minister Akbar said.

“I thank you for promoting skills and knowledge transfer in a way that enables positive development amongst our school students and youths. You have enabled Fijians to know and understand Americans in a way that fosters lasting friendships.”

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