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50 US volunteers to help different sectors

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Members of the US Peace Corps after swearing-in in Kampala yesterday. courtesy pHOTO 

By EMMANUEL AINEBYOONA

Posted  Friday, August 8  2014 at  01:00

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The volunteers underwent a nine-week training in health, education and agriculture sectors.

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Kampala.
The US Mission in Uganda on Wednesday passed out 51 Peace Corps Volunteers to help boost service delivery in the areas of health, agriculture and education in the country.

According to the US mission in Kampala, the volunteers received technical training in the areas of HIV transmission and prevention, malaria prevention, and youth in agribusiness. The new group brings the total number of Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving in Uganda to 164.

Speaking at the swearing in ceremony, US chargé d’affaires, Ms Patricia Mahoney, said: “I would also like to thank all our Ugandan counterparts and communities for their hospitality and collaboration to build capacity, seek solutions to development challenges, and their help to make our volunteers’ time in Uganda as productive and enjoyable as possible.”

“The 13 Global Health Services Partnership Volunteers received three weeks of training in health, seeking behaviours and health professional education. Both groups of Volunteers underwent cultural immersion on local language and customs while living with Ugandan families,” read a press statement from the US mission in Kampala.

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