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US Peace Corps

Status: ACTIVE
Staging: 9 September 2014

American Overseas Staff (FY2010): FP 04 (Minikon, Reece, Franchesc, $ 80,582), FP 04 (Handley, Abibata, W, $ 63,612), FP 03 (Mengel, Gordon, J, $ 88,359), FP 01 (Abrams, Mary, $ 134,576)

Latest Early Termination Rates (FOIA 11-058):

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Country Director:

John Reddy


Health, Education

Program Dates:
Current Volunteers:
Total Volunteers:
Languages Spoken:

French, Kinyarwanda, English



On February 19, 2008, President Bush announced that Peace Corps will go back to Rwanda. “We’ll be sending the Peace Corps back into Rwanda,” said President Bush. “First time it’s been here since 1993. These are good, decent folks, coming to your country simply to help—help people realize their God-given talents and realize the blessings of a peaceful, hopeful life.”[1]

The Peace Corps will send 35 volunteer by the end of year. These volunteers will work in the following sectors: Health and community development, education, teaching English, math, science or information technology.

In 1994, the Peace Corps officially closed its program in Rwanda due to political instability in the country. At the invitation of the Government of Rwanda, Peace Corps will re-establish its presence in Rwanda this year and will play a role in assisting the government to meet its goals as outlined in Rwanda’s Vision 2020: “to reconstruct the nation and its social capital; develop a credible and efficient state governed by the rule of law; develop human resources in line with the objective to turn Rwanda into a prosperous knowledge-based economy; develop basic infrastructure including urban planning; develop entrepreneurship and the private sector; and modernize agriculture and animal husbandry.”[2]

Sector Assignment Beg. Yr End. Yr
Agriculture Ag Extension 1989 1991
Animal Husband 1990 1991
Animal Husband Lg 1988 1988
Crop Extension 1970 1988
Business Business Advising 1987 1987
Cooperatives 1989 1989
Education English Teacher 1989 1992
Secondary-Ed Math 1990 1992
Secondary-Ed Sci. 1990 1992
Univ. English Teaching 1979 1991
Environment Forestry 1982 1988
Protected Areas Management 1987 1991
Health Health Degreed 1989 1992
Health Extension 1989 1992
Nursing 1989 1989
Physical Therapy 1984 1990
UNV United Nations Volunteer 1976 2003


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Trip across the world delayed - Pilot Tribune

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Trip across the world delayed
Pilot Tribune
Since Frantz had been to Rwanda previously, the Peace Corps felt like she has too many personal connections there, due to her previous visits and study abroad that she was a part of. "The indications early on that I was going to go to Tonga," Frantz said.

Peace Corps Volunteers Conclude Two-Year Mission in Rwanda -

Peace Corps Volunteers Conclude Two-Year Mission in Rwanda
Peace Corps Volunteers who are concluding their two-year mission in Rwanda have described Rwanda as a great country to work with. Claire Brosnihan, 24, one of the volunteers who have been in Rwanda since 2012, said: "I see myself coming back to ...


( As of Monday April 21, 2014 )

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Contributions to the Rwanda Country Fund will support Volunteer and community projects that will take place in Rwanda. These projects include water and sanitation, agricultural development, and youth programs.

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