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Ambassador Welcomes New Peace Corps Volunteers

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Group Photo [USEYde Photo]

On November 18, 2016, Ambassador Michael S. Hoza welcomed the newest Peace Corps volunteers who arrived to serve in Cameroon.  He was joined at their swearing-n ceremony held in Babajou, West Region by Government of the Republic of Cameroon officials, local officials, traditional leaders,  community members, the media, Peace Corps-Cameroon Country Director Marc Orlic, and his staff.

In their remarks, Cameroonian officials lauded the partnership between Peace Corps volunteers with their communities.  In his remarks the Ambassador said: "Today we are here to celebrate a very special event marking the swearing-in ceremony of our newest 31 Peace Corps Health and Agriculture Volunteers.

As American Ambassador, I am honored to see the work each day the work of many great Americans working in partnership with Cameroonians... Americans who volunteer for service in the Peace Corps will have the lifetime satisfaction and knowledge that they have made a difference in making our world a better place, where America’s role is recognized through their examples as ambassadors of goodwill.

Today, Cameroon is our 6th largest Peace Corps mission in Africa and in the top 10 in the world... I urge you to learn from your host communities and families, and to give them back as much love and kindness as you will receive from them.  The image of our nation, so important each day, now rests on your shoulders for you will be America’s day to day representative wherever you serve.  Congratulations." See Facebook album of program: