March 5, 2010
Peace Corps Day celebrated with JEMS Pre-School

Peace Corps Day is celebrated on March 1st each year. To mark this special day, volunteers on SVG were engaged in activities at the JEMS Pre-School, Enhams, and the School for Children with Special Needs in Kingstown.{{more}}

In Enhams, the volunteers teamed up with members of the community to paint baby cribs and tables at the newly renovated pre-school and at the School for Children with Special Needs. They then worked with the staff and students on an all-day art and craft skills-development activity.

There will be other promotional activities to highlight the work of Peace Corps throughout 2010 and 2011.

As Peace Corps approaches its 50th anniversary in 2011, its service legacy continues to promote peace and friendship around the world with over 7,600 volunteers serving in 75 host countries. Its legacy of service over the years is in great measure due to the individuals who have dedicated themselves to promoting the organization’s mission of world peace and friendship. Peace Corps honours its contribution and celebrates the accomplishments achieved by the work of volunteers, staff and host countries over the last five decades.

Historically, nearly 200,000 Americans have served with the Peace Corps to promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of 139 host countries. Peace Corps Volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment.