29 March 2014

Rwanda: Peace Corps Volunteers Conclude Two-Year Mission in Rwanda

Peace Corps Volunteers who are concluding their two-year mission in Rwanda have described Rwanda as a great country to work with. Claire Brosnihan, 24, one of the volunteers who have been in Rwanda since 2012, said: "I see myself coming back to Rwanda. Rwandans are hospitable and willing to work with us."

Brosnihan and others have been working on a number of health projects which cover nutrition, malaria prevention, HIV/Aids awareness, among others. "We have disseminated a wide range of information about HIV/Aids in schools. Young people can use this information to guard against the disease," Brosnihan said.

These projects are supported by a American government through the bigger project called "Stomp" which aims at eliminating malaria in Rwanda, according to the national coordinator, Jacqui Stewart Bah.

"Peace Corps also want to provide technical assistance through contributing to the process of Rwanda becoming an Anglophone country with the English language taught in more than 60 schools," he said.

Bob Kerr, a guest speaker at the Concluding Conference of Peace Corps, was himself a volunteer in the 1980 and has worked in many countries. He hailed the Peace Corps volunteers for helping transform lives of Rwandans and lauded the government for supporting their activities.


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