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.
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.
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