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Peace Corps Group 90 arrives in Jamaica

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Peace Corps Group 1 that served in Jamaica from 1962 to 1964.

Peace Corps has welcomed Group 90 to Jamaica 35 volunteers (15 males, 20 females). They will be working in the areas of education and environment. There are 16 education and 19 environment trainees. At the end of their training (May 2019), they will be privy to their site locations. Group 90 has drawn individuals from diverse backgrounds. Even though they are all Americans, there are various ethnic group and nationalities – Nigerian, Chinese, Colombian, African, Polish, Ecuadorian, Lebanese, Mexican, Jamaican, Haitian, European. The youngest trainee is 21 years and the eodest is 62 years.

Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers from the United States to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.