As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. In Ethiopia, as many as 200 Peace Corps volunteers annually work at the grassroots level with local governments, and with schools, farmer training institutes and health centers of rural communities, to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, agriculture, environment and youth development. When they return home, volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—back to the United States that enriches the lives of those around them. President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961 to foster a better understanding among Americans and people of other countries. Since then, more than 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide. Visit https://www.peacecorps.gov/ethiopia/ to learn more.
*Please note that due to COVID-19, all Peace Corps volunteers returned home. Peace Corps, Ethiopia has not yet reopened for volunteers.