21 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-in to Support Education in Burkina

The 21 new PC Volunteers
The 21 new PC Volunteers.

On August 25, 21 new volunteers of the U.S. Peace Corps sworn-in in Ouagadougou after a three-month training in Leo where they learned French and local languages. They will serve in the education sector for two years. During a ceremony presided over by Ambassador Mushingi and Minister of National Education Samadou Coulibaly, three volunteers representing the group addressed the audience in French and two local languages to express their gratitude and commitment to serve in the Burkinabé communities. “There is no sacrifice in serving others, a community, a country or a continent, no matter the difficulties we will face during our voluntary service; we will never see it as a sacrifice… We will bear Burkina Faso in ourselves for the rest of our lives…” said volunteer Benjamin DiFabbio. During his speech Ambassador Mushingi highlighted the commitment of Peace Corps to serve communities and participate in development initiatives. He added that 220 000 volunteers already served across the world including 2 100 in Burkina.” Minister Samadou Coulibaly saluted Peace Corps input in Burkina Faso and handed over assignment letters to each new volunteer.