Press Release: Peace Corps Returns to Nepal after 8 Years
- WASHINGTON, D.C., November 30, 2012 – The first Peace Corps volunteers to re-enter Nepal after an eight-year absence were sworn in as agriculture and nutrition volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu on Nov. 30, 2012. U.S. Ambassador to Nepal Peter Bodde conducted the ceremony, which was attended by Nepali Minister of Finance Bashar Man Pun, Peace Corps Chief of Staff Stacy Rhodes, returned Peace Corps volunteers and Peace Corps staff.Since arriving in Nepal in September, the 20 volunteers have received comprehensive cross-cultural, language and technical training through the Peace Corps. After the swearing–in ceremony, the volunteers were set to travel to their permanent Peace Corps sites where they will live and work with Nepali counterparts for the next 24 months to promote food security through agriculture, sanitation and health activities.