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Peace Corps in Benin

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Volunteers in Benin collaborate with their communities on locally prioritized projects related to food security, English education, and health. During their service in Benin, Volunteers learn to speak French as well as one of Benin's local languages, which include Adja, Bariba, Fon, Goun, Icha, Idaasha, Ife, Kotafon, Mahi, Mina, Nagot, Sahoue, Tchabe, and Wémè, among others.

Volunteers
Current: 33
All-time: 2,358
Program Dates
1968-present
Official Language
French

Opportunities in Benin

Peace Corps Response

There are currently no Peace Corps Response openings in Benin, but there are others available around the world.

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Looking back on my Peace Corps service, I know I’ll remember not the number of trees planted or mud stoves built, but the personal connections made, the moments of simple joy that life in Africa accords, and the challenges that shaped me into being a stronger person. That will stay with me forever.

Diane Albrecht, Volunteer in Benin.

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