On January 22, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi presided over the swearing-in ceremony of forty-two U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers at his residence in Kampala.
This newest group of Peace Corps Volunteer Literacy Specialists brings the total number of Peace Corps Education Volunteers serving in Uganda to eighty-three. Five of the new volunteers hold doctoral degrees.
The Peace Corps, a volunteer program run by the United States government, was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, and introduced in Uganda in 1964. Elizabeth Gabona, Director Higher, Technical, Vocational Educational Training at the Ministry of Education and Sports, represented the Government of Uganda at this event.