Peace Corps Volunteer Group 93 welcomed with an ava ceremony by the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture

On Tuesday, July 11, Peace Corps Samoa welcomed its second group of volunteer trainees since the 2020 Global Evacuation due to COVID 19. The 11 trainees, who arrived in Samoa on Monday, were welcomed with a traditional ava ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Education, Sports, and Culture (MESC). Peace Corps Volunteers in Samoa work ... Read More»

Ambassador Udall Returns to Samoa

U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Tom Udall travelled to Samoa from February 9 – 14 to welcome back the U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers and launch a new American Corner in Salelologa.  Starting off his trip in Savai’i, Ambassador Udall and Minister of Education, Sports, and Culture Honorable Seuula Ioane cut the ribbon to ... Read More»

Embassy and Peace Corps Celebrate World Ocean Day with Beach Clean-Up

U.S. Embassy and Peace Corps staff celebrated World Ocean Day by conducting a beach and seawall clean-up on June 8th. The activity was hosted at Mulifanua village, one of Peace Corps Samoa’s partner communities, and the host village for the last Peace Corps cohort’s pre-service training in 2019. USG staff were joined by members of ... Read More»

Peace Corps Assists with Pediatric Vaccine Rollout in Samoa

Peace Corps Samoa is honored to take part in Samoa’s drive to ensure all residents are vaccinated against COVID-19.  In early March, the Samoan government requested assistance from Peace Corps’ medical team in the government’s campaign to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11 years old. Peace Corps Samoa Country Director Gini Wilderson said that Peace ... Read More»

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps

On December 9th, Peace Corps Samoa’s staff, partner agencies, returned Peace Corps Volunteers, PCV counterparts, and friends came together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps as an agency. Happy Anniversary, Peace Corps! Enjoy photos from this event, with more to come! Read More»

Peace Corps’ 60th celebration

Press Release To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the U.S. Peace Corps worldwide, Peace Corps Samoa today announced a celebration at Le Manumea Hotel on Thursday, December 9 at 6 pm. The Peace Corps was established by U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1961. The theme for this year’s anniversary is “The Peace Corps through the ... Read More»

Peace Corps celebrates 60 years of global volunteerism.

President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, to promote world peace and friendship with countries around the globe by sending Americans to volunteer their services in developing countries. Over six decades, it has sent 250,000 volunteers — mostly young Americans — to more than 140 countries around the world, including ... Read More»

88th Group of Peace Corps Volunteers Arrive in Samoa

U.S. Embassy Apia media release. Twenty one Americans arrived in Samoa on Tuesday, joining a select group of citizens who have come to Samoa to serve as Peace Corps Volunteers.   More than 2000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Samoa since 1967, providing small scale technical assistance and building cross-cultural ties.  The new Volunteers were welcomed ... Read More»

United States Embassy Launches Textbook Deliveries to Samoan schools

Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Samoa Today Aele Primary School was presented with 25 boxes of reading, math, and science textbooks, marking the first donation of the U.S. Embassy’s ‘Faitau = Atamai’ book drive.  Together with the Ministry of Education, Sports, and Culture, the Rotary Club of Apia, and Peace Corps, over a dozen schools around ... Read More»

Ambassador Gilbert’s productive and rewarding visit to the beautiful isles of Samoa

The recent visit of U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert and Mrs. Gilbert to the beautiful isles of Samoa came during a particularly special holiday season of sharing and community. Upon arrival, Ambassador Gilbert and his wife Nancy spent time reading to local children at the Nelson Memorial Library American Corner. This was part of the ‘Faitau ... Read More»

Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in by Ambassador Gilbert

PRESS RELEASE –  December 11, 2015. The 87th group of United States Peace Corps Volunteers was sworn in on Friday, November 21st as twenty-one Peace Corps Trainees took the final step before moving into villages to begin their two year assignments.  The volunteers just completed an intensive 10-week Pre-Service Training and will now move to ... Read More»

The United States and Samoa – An Enduring Friendship

By U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, Mark Gilbert. On my arrival to Samoa, I’d like to offer warm Pacific greetings and to share a few words about the strong relationship between our two countries. I am honored to have been chosen by President Barack Obama – our nation’s first Pacific Island president – ... Read More»
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