The Namibian (Windhoek)

31 July 2007

Namibia: U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers for Caprivi Next Year

Windhoek — Five Peace Corps volunteers from the United States of America will be deployed in the Caprivi Region in January next year.

Raymond Castillo, Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Namibia, confirmed that the Peace Corps will be assigned to work in State schools as teachers and some will assist raising HIV-Aids awareness in the Caprivi.

Through the U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Project, the people of Caprivi have benefited from grants to start small projects such as vegetable gardening.

Other successful projects so far included extensions and renovations at the Katima Mulilo State Hospital.

In 1999, U.S. Peace Corps volunteers left the region because of the insecurity caused by a failed secession bid by the Caprivi Liberation Army.

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