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Peace Corps volunteers arrived in Georgia

2009-06-18 13:59

Today a group of Peace Corps representatives arrived in Tbilisi. In the airport they were met by Lasha Zhvania, the Minister of Economic Development of Georgia, and John Tefft, the U.S. ambassador to Georgia.

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The group comprises 30 volunteers: 20 teachers of English and 10 business advisors. For 2 years they'll live and work in Kakheti and Kvemo Kartli, where they'll learn life conditions of the local people. They will also teach regions' population English and conduct business classes. As usual, the volunteers will learn Georgian.

The Peace Corps has been working in the country since 2001, when was invited by the Georgian government, 225 volunteers visited the country over that period. After the August events the activities of the organization in Georgia were severed, and today resumed.

 

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