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The East African nation of Ethiopia was one of the first countries to invite Peace Corps to establish its program in 1962, just one year after the Peace Corps was founded. The primary focus of the program was on education, with the goal of training skilled workers and promoting economic development. In addition, Volunteers worked in agriculture, basic education, tourism, health, economic development and teaching English as a foreign language.
Peace Corps History
Main article: History of the Peace Corps in Ethiopia
Peace Corps/Ethiopia is one of the oldest Peace Corps programs. The first group of Peace Corps Volunteers arrived in Ethiopia (including present-day Eritrea) in September 1962, with 279 secondary school teachers. Volunteers worked in both secondary and vocational/technical schools, with others working in the health, small business, rural development, law, and agriculture sectors. From 1962 to 1977, Peace Corps/Ethiopia was one of the largest Peace Corps programs in the world. More than 3,000 Volunteers served in the country before Peace Corps terminated the program in 1977 due to the unstable political situation.
Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyle
Main article: Living conditions and volunteer lifestyles in Ethiopia
Peace Corps News
- Dr. Clyde Kindell's 'Fond Memories of Ethiopia' - Tadias Magazine
Tadias MagazineDr. Clyde Kindell's 'Fond Memories of Ethiopia'
Speaking of Kennedy, Mel added that he has released another movie called Peace Corps in Ethiopia highlighting one of Kennedy's legacies. ?It was screened at Kotebe Teacher Training College in September 2012,? he said. ?It was shown at the 50th year ...
- State's Sonenshine in Ethiopia On Global Youth Service Day - AllAfrica.com
[?]State's Sonenshine in Ethiopia On Global Youth Service Day
I also want to greet our Charge at the U.S. Embassy, Molly Phee, the Director of the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, Greg Engle, and all of the young people here today -- the members of Tena Kebene, our Embassy youth council, the National Green Service Team, ...
PEACE CORPS JOURNALS
( As of Wednesday May 22, 2013 )
Contributions to the Ethiopia Country Fund will support Volunteer and community projects that will take place in Ethiopia. These projects include water and sanitation, agricultural development, and youth programs.
Peace Corps Press Release