Deputy Director-General, Acting Director-General of Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) participated in the Swearing-in ceremony of Peace Corps Volunteers Group 135

Deputy Director-General, Acting Director-General of Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) participated in the Swearing-in ceremony of Peace Corps Volunteers Group 135

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On 18 March 2024, Mr. Wattanawit Gajaseni, Deputy Director-General, Acting Director-General of Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) participated in the Swearing-in ceremony of Peace Corps Volunteers Group 135 at Songphanburi Hotel, Suphanburi Province. Attending the event were H.E. Mr. Robert F. Godec, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Parmer Heacox, Acting Country Director of Peace Corps Thailand, Mr. Chetta Khaoprasert Deputy Governor of Suphanburi Province, Mr. Pattana Pattanataweedol, Deputy Secretary General of the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC), and Mrs. Orwadee Soontornwipast Inspector of the Department of Local Administration (DLA).

After the 41 trainees were sworn in as Peace Corps Volunteers by Ambassador  Godec, they were handed over to the representatives of OBEC and DLA through Acting Director-General Wattanawit. 23 of them will work under the Teacher Empowerment for Student Success (TESS) Program and 18 under the Youth in Development (YinD) Program.  Their term of service is two years.

For more than 60 years, the Peace Corps Volunteer Program in Thailand has served a bridge of friendship between the two countries. It has also brought Thais and Amercians  closer together as Peace Corps Volunteers work alongside their local counterparts and share knowledge and experiences in various sectors such as education, health, environment, agriculture, community and youth development.

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