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Our host brothers and some other local boys excited to get their photo taken. After the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Shakira’s Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) was hugely popular song in South Africa.

- Peace Corps Education Volunteer Robin Al-haddad 
September 30, 2011 collection.peacecorps.gov

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Our host brothers and some other local boys excited to get their photo taken. After the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Shakira’s Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) was hugely popular song in South Africa.

- Peace Corps Education Volunteer Robin Al-haddad 

September 22, 2011 research.archives.gov

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The Peace Corps Act - September 22, 1961

On March 1, 1961, President Kennedy signed the executive order establishing the Peace Corps. On September 22, 1961, Congress approved the legislation that formally authorized the Peace Corps. Goals of the Peace Corps included: 1) helping the people of interested countries and areas meet their needs for trained workers; 2) helping promote a better understanding of Americans in countries where volunteers served; and 3) helping promote a better understanding of peoples of other nations on the part of Americans.

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Afghanistan - 1970
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Afghanistan - 1970

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Nepal - 2001
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Nepal - 2001