Sixty-one Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn in on August 30 at the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou. The ceremony was presided over by U.S. Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi, the Minister of Agriculture representing the Prime Minister, the Minister of Health, and other government officials. After a speech by Peace Corps Director Keith Hackett and thank you addresses by five Volunteers in local languages, Ambassador Mushingi administered the oath to all 61 Volunteers. In his speech, the Ambassador addressed the partnership between the United States and Burkina Faso, and encouraged the Volunteers, who will serve in eleven regions of Burkina Faso in the fields of education, community health, and economic development.