Peace Corps Volunteers contribute in very important ways to Vanuatu’s national goal of increasing opportunities for Ni-Vanuatu, particularly those living in rural areas. Volunteers support the work of development partners that include government departments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), local institutions, and communities. Ni-Vanuatu counterparts work with Volunteers to build capacity and to make projects sustainable beyond the service of the Volunteer. The Peace Corps program in Vanuatu helps:
- Ni-Vanuatu increase opportunities for education and training and improve the quality of education for young people.
- Improve the overall health of the Ni-Vanuatu by assisting community-based health care providers in delivering health services to rural communities.
- Encourage youth and women to take active, leading roles in development.
- Facilitate the delivery of other important development programs and resources to rural communities and institutions.