Peace Corps In Kyrgyzstan
About the Peace Corps
The United States Peace Corps was established in 1961 by U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Since that time the Peace Corps has provided opportunities for qualified American Volunteers to assist the people of other nations in their quest for self-reliance.
The first group of Peace Corps volunteers arrived in the Kyrgyz Republic in 1993. On June 1, 2011, Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen presided over the swearing-in of 41 new Peace Corps Volunteers in a ceremony at the National State Philharmonia in Bishkek.
Of the 41 members of the 19th group, 27 will teach English language in schools, 7 will work in local communities to educate people on healthy lifestyles, and 7 will work in the field of sustainable and organizational development at non-governmental organizations. Following the ceremony, they will leave for their permanent villages and towns in Chui, Naryn, Talas and Issyk-Kol oblasts where they will live with families and work for two years.
The work of Peace Corps Volunteers supports Peace Corps' three goals:
- to help interested countries meet their needs for trained men and women
- to promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the people where volunteers serve
- to promote a better understanding of other people on the part of Americans.
Peace Corps Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic:
304 Chokmorov Street
Bishkek 720000, Kyrgyz Republic
Telephone: (996-312) 650-989, 651-232, 650-494
Fax: (996-312) 650-362