United States and Mozambique sign Memorandum of Understanding for Peace Corps Volunteers


 December 7, 2023 – Today, Peace Corps Mozambique Country Director Lisa Heintz and Permanent Secretary of State for Youth and Employment (SEJE) Ivete Alane signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) starting the process of the return Peace Corps Volunteers to Mozambique in 2024. Also present were U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Peter H. Vrooman and Secretary of State for Youth and Employment Oswaldo Petersburgo. This agreement demonstrates the partnership and continued commitment between the United States and Mozambique as Volunteers are welcomed back to promote the mission of peace and friendship.

This MOU between the Peace Corps and SEJE demonstrates the shared vision for supporting and empowering youth throughout Mozambique in education, health, environment, entrepreneurship, culture, information technology, sports, and other areas.

Since 1998, nearly 1,500 Peace Corps Volunteers have come to Mozambique to join community efforts in development, health, and education. “Thanks to the efforts of Peace Corps staff and Government of Mozambique champions of this program, such as Secretary of State Petersubrgo, volunteers are returning,” said U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Peter H. Vrooman during the MOU signing ceremony in Maputo.

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