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Contact Address Details:
US Peace Corps
Banjul area head office
Website: www.peacecorps.gov

78 Kairaba Avenue
Fajara M Section
(next to the US Embassy)
P.O. Box 582, Banjul
The Gambia, West Africa

Tel no: +220 4464564
                     4398338 / 4377388 / 4398357
                     4392120 (country director)
                     4377052 (Stodge House, Kanifing, MDI Road)
                     4398366 (Youth Hostel)

Email: AF/The_Gambia@peacecorps.gov
          oig@peacecorps.gov

Branches:
Headquarters
1111 20th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20526

Tel no: +1 855.855.1961

Fax: 202.692.1065

Email: dcinfo@peacecorps.gov
















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Background Information:
The Peace Corps (an independent US Federal Agency) takes applications from US citizens who are over the age of 18 years for voluntary field work in The Gambia and other countries around the world and offers a start to their working careers.

Today there are around 122 volunteers working in rural village communities in The Gambia.

The organisation promotes awareness and provides instruction in the fields of agriculture, education, engineering, environment, community development work and health care including HIV/Aids prevention. People can serve for up to 60 months under the "five-year rule".

History:
In 1967 the Ministry of External Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Peace Corps Volunteers. Later that year PCTG volunteers started services beginning with teaching and mechanical instruction. So far there have been over 1,200 volunteers who have assisted many Gambian communities over the years.


















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