KATHMANDU: Twenty Peace Corps Volunteers arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday.
Apparently they were greeted by Ambassador Peter W. Bodde and his wife Mrs. Tanya Bodde at the airport.
The Volunteers have arrived at an auspicious time. This year marks the 50th anniversary since Peace Corps first came to Nepal in 1962.
The new Peace Corps Volunteers are the first group to work in Nepal since Peace Corps left in 2004.
The new Volunteers join the ranks of the more than 4,200 Volunteers that have served before them here in Nepal, and the over 9,000 other Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving in 75 other countries.
In greeting the Volunteers, Ambassador Bodde noted that Peace Corps Volunteers have played a special role in the development history of Nepal, adding that many Nepali friends and colleagues had shared life-changing stories with him about Peace Corps Volunteers and their work.
The twenty Peace Corps Volunteers will undergo twelve weeks of training in the Sindhupalchowk District. After training, the Volunteers will be assigned to the three Western region districts of Baglung, Syangja, and Parbat to work on food security, sanitation, and health projects.