106 New U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers to Serve in Morocco

106 New U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers to Serve in Morocco

Ghita Benslimane

Casablanca — The U.S. Peace Corps will welcome 106 new volunteers to its Morocco division, according to a communiqué released by the U.S. Embassy in Rabat. 

A ceremony is expected to be held on Friday, December 9 at the Transatlantic Hotel in Meknes where volunteers will be sworn into two years of service in Morocco. The ceremony will be attended by U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Dwight Bush as well as Steve Driehaus, the former Ohio Congressman who now leads the Peace Corps in Morocco. 

Morocco, states the communiqué, was “one of the first countries to invite the Peace Corps in 1963.”

Since then, it adds, “more than 4,830 Peace Corps volunteers have served in Morocco. During their service in Morocco, volunteers learn to speak dialects, including Darija, Tamazight and Tachelhit.”

As of today, “there are 157 volunteers working in Morocco with local communities on youth development projects in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports” and this new group of 106 volunteers will be “the 98th group of volunteers of the American Peace Corps to serve Morocco.”

Peace Corps volunteers have also been known to work with a number of important organizations such as Dar El Chabab, Nasi Newsi and Dar Taliba, among others.

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