March 3, 2006
Peace Corps celebrates 45 years with day of activities

Last Wednesday, the Peace Corps celebrated 45 years of service promoting peace and friendship throughout the world.

In celebration, the Volunteers throughout Saint Vincent and the Grenadines came together for two major collaborative projects.

On Wednesday, March 1, Peace Corps Volunteers from across the island brought their diverse skills and experiences and worked in collaboration with the people of Sandy Bay and Dubois. {{more}}

In Sandy Bay, the Volunteers joined forces with the Indigenous People’s Fitness Club to refurbish and paint a section of the Old Sandy Bay Primary School. The building is used for a number of community activities, including fitness classes.

In Dubois, Peace Corps Volunteers worked in partnership with community members to paint the library at the Dubois Primary School. Books and other materials have already been sourced to stock the library.

Since 1967, Peace Corps Volunteers have provided their service in a number of communities throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

This has helped promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.