April 5, 2019
YANGON — Today, U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel swore in 32 new Peace Corps Volunteers, nearly doubling the total number of Peace Corps Volunteers in Myanmar. The Volunteers sworn in at the ceremony at the Summit Parkview Hotel will serve for two years, teaching English at basic education middle and high schools in Bago Region, Mon State. This year, they will also teach at schools in Magway Region for the first time. They join 42 Peace Corps Volunteers who are currently serving in Myanmar. Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi made remarks at the event, welcoming the Peace Corps Volunteers. Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Magway Chief Minister Dr. Aung Moe Nyo, other Government of Myanmar, regional, and local officials, representatives from collaborating schools, and local families attended the event.