On December 25, Consul General Frances Chisholm hosted a Christmas lunch for 14 Peace Corps volunteers serving in KwaZulu-Natal Province.
These dedicated Americans have committed to working in South Africa’s education and public health sectors for two years. Mingling with Consulate staff at the CG’s residence, the volunteers shared their experiences of living and working in their host communities.
Launched in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.