On May 11, 2010, Peace Corps announced that the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaime Bermadez and Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams met to sign an Understanding to establish a Peace Corps program in Colombia.
“We are honored that the government of Colombia has invited Peace Corps to establish a program in Colombia,” said Williams. “It has been nearly 50 years since President Kennedy established the Peace Corps, and although times have changed, our mission to promote world peace and friendship has not. This Peace Corps program will encourage Americans and Colombians to work side by side on Colombia’s education initiatives, with a focus on youth development in local communities.”
Read the full press release here.