U.S. Embassy Tanzania Press Release
September 29, 2011
Peace Corps Volunteers District Leader to Visit U.S.
Mr. Douglas Andrew Ruambo, Senior Community Development Officer in the Songea District Council is visiting the United States of America under the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). He will return to Tanzania on October 14, 2011.
Mr. Ruambo’s program is titled “Spirit of Volunteerism: Honoring 50 Years of the Peace Corps Program. He will be joined by over 52 participants from Albania, Azerbaijan, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Fed. States of Micronesia, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Panama, People’s Republic of China, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda, and Vanuatu.
The participants visited Washington, D.C. and divided into groups to travel to the states of Massachusetts, Washington, Colorado, Montana, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Utah, Texas and New Mexico, and Illinois.
Prior to his departure, Mr. Ruambo was welcomed to the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam by Country Peace Corps Director Andrea Wojnar-Diagne, who said: “As Peace Corps Volunteers District Supervisor, Mr. Ruambo promotes the ties of friendship and cooperation between our volunteers and Tanzanian communities. We are proud to partner with him and honored that he will visit the U.S.”
Mr. Ruambo noted that learning the impact of volunteerism in U.S. communities will help him strengthen his understanding and support for establishing volunteer programs in Tanzania. Upon returning from the U.S., he will share his new experiences with more than 40 District Supervisors in Tanzania.
The International Visitors Leadership Program is sponsored by the American people through the U.S. Department of State. It is intended to facilitate personal and professional contacts between the people of the United States and Tanzania, and is part of overall U.S. Government direct and multilateral assistance to Tanzania of over 850 billion Tanzanian shillings this fiscal year. For additional information, please see: http://exchanges.state.gov/ivlp/ivlp.html.