PEACE CORPS DEPUTY DIRECTOR DAVID E. WHITE JR. TO TRAVEL TO THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NEPAL TO SWEAR IN FIRST PEACE CORPS RESPONSE VOLUNTEERS

(Washington, D.C. | Thursday, May 9, 2024) – Peace Corps Deputy Director David E. White Jr. will visit the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal from May 13-19, 2024. This visit will focus on community economic development and will highlight the positive impact from Peace Corps’ long-standing partnership with the people of Nepal.

During his travel, Peace Corps Deputy Director White will emphasize the importance of empowering youth and the enduring legacy of Peace Corps’ mission to promote world peace and friendship. He will also spotlight opportunities for Americans to serve in nearly 60 countries around the world and will uplift Peace Corps' Bold Invitation campaign.

Peace Corps has been active in Nepal since 1962, with nearly 4,000 Americans serving to date. The agency focuses on agriculture, education, gender-focused youth education, community economic development, climate change adaptation, health, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Note to Editors:
High-resolution images and additional information will be made available during and after the visit.
Opportunities for interviews with Deputy Director White and other Peace Corps officials can be arranged upon request.

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About the Peace Corps: The Peace Corps is an international service network of Volunteers, community members, host country partners and staff who are driven by the agency’s mission of world peace and friendship. At the invitation of governments around the world, Peace Corps Volunteers work alongside community members on locally prioritized projects in the areas of education, health, environment, agriculture, community economic development, and youth development. Through service, members of the Peace Corps network develop transferable skills and hone intercultural competencies that position them to be the next generation of global leaders. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 240,000 Volunteers have served in 144 countries worldwide. For more information, visit peacecorps.gov and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Contact:
Karen Mascarinas
Deputy Director, Peace Corps Office of Communications
[email protected]

Erin Curran
Peace Corps Office of Communications
[email protected]


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