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Swearing In

Swearing in at the US Embassy in Manila
Swearing in at the US Embassy in Manila
Celebrating on the stage with fellow volunteer Loren (an elementary school teacher also placed in Romblon) and Lauren (also a teacher and my roommate from training)
Celebrating on the stage with fellow volunteer Loren (an elementary school teacher also placed in Romblon) and Lauren (also a teacher and my roommate from training)

I am now an official Peace Corps Volunteer!!! The Peace Corps was started in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy to promote world peace and friendship. Since then over 210,000 volunteers have served in 139 different countries, however the Philippines is the second country volunteers were ever sent to. I have now joined this force and am one of the 273rd batch of volunteers trained to serve here in the Philippines.

The Peace Corps Philippines Headquarters in Manila
The Peace Corps Philippines Headquarters in Manila