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Peace Corps assessing a return to Cape Verde

Peace Corps assessing a return to Cape Verde

05-02-2023  Africa-Press – Cape verde.    In response to a formal request from the government, a team of eight members of the US Peace Corps is visiting Cape Verde until February 19, to assess the possibility of re-establishing a program in the country. According to a note from the Peace Corps, its team should meet with various government institutions, representatives of civil society and Cape Verdean citizens across the country, to assess opportunities for programs in the areas of English language teaching, development youth and environment. With scheduled visits to the islands of Santiago, São Vicente, Santo Antão, Sal, Maio and Fogo, it also intends to assess living conditions that impact potential Peace Corps volunteers, such as in the areas of health, safety, protection, transport and housing. “The team’s assessment will play an important role in determining the feasibility of re-establishing a Peace Corps program in Cape Verde, but it . . .

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