Six new Peace Corps volunteers were sworn into service in Dominica Wednesday. The 6 have been on island since August 2015 working in various primary schools across the island. However, the swearing in ceremony was postponed due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.
New Peace Corp Country Director for the Eastern Caribbean Mary Kate Lounse says one of the main areas of focus for the volunteers is that of assisting primary literacy.
The Peace Corps program in Dominica is part of a sub-regional Peace Corps program for the Eastern Caribbean headquartered in St Lucia.
Currently there are over 55 Peace Corps volunteers assigned to serve in the Eastern Caribbean.