- Posted May 13, 2014 by
41 volunteers of Peace Corps did the oath
In this ceremony was also the Ambassador of U.S. accredited to Albania, Alexander Arvizu .
Ambassador congratulated the volunteers for the spirit of sacrifice . He described them as "ambassadors" of peace throughout the world . “Peace Corps mission is simple , to promote peace and kindness throughout the world . During this time they will spend one of the most wonderful experiences of their life in a country such as Albania ", said Arvizu .
Peace Corps volunteers were welcomed by the mayor of Elbasan Mr . Qazim Sejdini . They were trained for two months in this city .
The Peace Corps was founded in 1961 by Presdent John F. Kennedy and his mission is to promote the values and intercultural understanding between Americans and other peoples . About 1,000 volunteers have contributed in Albania since 1992.