The Peace Corps, the famous U.S. government-sponsored volunteer service, will swear in 70 new American volunteers on Tuesday, December 10.
The volunteers will serve the people of Rwanda in rural communities for the next two years as either English teachers in community schools, or as public health volunteers in health centers around the country.
During the swearing-in ceremony, the U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, Peter H. Vrooman, will administer the oath of service.
A special Guest of Honor representing the Government of Rwanda will also speak.
There are currently 138 volunteers in Rwanda working with their communities on projects in education and health.
During their service in Rwanda, volunteers learn to speak Kinyarwanda.
More than 605 Peace Corps volunteers have served with distinction in Rwanda since the program was established here in 1975.