Peace Corps Director Josephine Olsen in Uganda

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      Kampala,Uganda

    Peace Corps Director Josephine Olsen  recently visited Uganda and  hosted a press conference alongside U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac and Peace Corps Uganda Country Director James Ham.  The three participants discussed the many contributions of the Peace Corps program in Uganda throughout the years, as well as current efforts in the areas of health, education, and agriculture.

Peace Corps Director Josephine Olsen (middle) U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac (L) and Peace Corps Uganda Country Director James Ham (R) during the news Conference.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

 This was on Thursday September 19th at the  American Center, Kampala,  Jack and Jill Primary School along Kabalagala Road.

Media  had the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session about U.S. assistance to Uganda provided through the Peace Corps program.

Peace Corps Director Josephine Olsen (R) and U.S. Ambassador and Uganda Deborah R. Malac (L) during the news Conference.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Peace Corps Director Josephine Olsen (middle) U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac (L) and Peace Corps Uganda Country Director James Ham (R) after the news Conference.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The Peace Corps is a U.S. government agency that sends volunteers from the United States to countries throughout the world to provide development assistance and promote mutual understanding between Americans and the host countries served.  There are currently 137 Peace Corps Volunteers serving in Uganda and working with Ugandan communities on projects in health, education, and agriculture.  During their service in Uganda, Volunteers learn to speak local languages, including Acholi, Ateso, Dhophadola, Lango, Luganda, Lugbara, Lusoga, Runyakore, and Runyoro

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