30 new US Peace Corps volunteers took the oath today. These volunteers will teach English in several localities on the Big Island.
30 American volunteers will teach the English language
30 new Peace Corps volunteers took the oath today, September 8, 2017 in Andrainarivo. These volunteers have just completed an intensive thirteen-week training period during which they learned the Malagasy customs and the technical aspects of their duties. They have just been assigned to communities across Madagascar where they will live and work for two years. The new Peace Corps Volunteers will work in the field of education in small towns or in rural communities. » Education Volunteers work with students as well as teachers to raise the standard of English teaching. They provide peer support to host-country English teachers and develop teaching resources using inexpensive locally available materials. Education Volunteers teach model English classes both at the CEG (middle school) and lycée (high school) levels using a participatory approach called Community Content Based Instruction (CCBI), in addition to raising community awareness through English classes on subjects such as girls’ education and empowerment, gender equality, and environmental education. » the press release said. Theceremony was chaired by His Excellency the Ambassador of the United States of America Robert Yamate and attended by the Minister of National Education Paul Rabary as well as representatives of government and civil society. The Ministry of National Education is the main partner of the Education sector of the Corps de la Paix.
312 teacher volunteers
The Peace Corps Madagascar has employed 312 Volunteer Teachers since its establishment in 1993. Currently, 159 volunteers are in service in the country. They work in the fields of education, agriculture and public health. Historically speaking, it was President John F. Kennedy who created the Peace Corps by ordinance on March 1, 1961. « The Peace Corps has for more than 50 years promoted peace and friendship throughout the world . 7,200 volunteers are currently in service to promote better understanding between Americans and the peoples of 65 host countries, « one learns.