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Liberia: Peace Corps Helping Liberia Rebuild Through Education

The following excerpt comes from AllAfrica.com and was originally published on June 13, 2012.

“The work of Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia is a potent reminder that the agency's mission is still in high demand after 51 years,’ President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia said in a recent visit to Peace Corps headquarters in Washington.

Sirleaf was at Peace Corps headquarters June 11 at the invitation of Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams as part of the Loret Miller Ruppe Speaker Series. The series honors the agency's longest-serving director and is a forum for distinguished individuals to speak about issues related to the Peace Corps' mission such as volunteering, public service and international peace and development.

‘Peace Corps volunteers have a very active role in the post-conflict reconstruction of Liberia, and they could not have returned to my country at a better time. Thank you for your contribution to Liberia's development,’ said Sirleaf, the 24th president of Liberia, the first elected female head of state in Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.”

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