The Peace Corps has three main goals, with the Third Goal focusing on bringing our host countries to our readership. I have a deep interest in understanding my host country is and one of my own goals is to bring a deeper understanding of everything Morocco to all of my readers. ‘Friday Fun Facts’ is my way of providing this educational opportunity to you.
My first Friday Fun Facts will provide a little background information on Peace Corps as a whole and the volunteer service in Morocco.
Peace Corps was established March 1, 1961 by President John F. Kennedy
Total number of volunteers served: more than 220,000
Total number of applications received in 2015: 23,000 for approximately 3,400 openings
Total number of volunteers currently serving: 6,919 (63% female; 95% single)
Established in Morocco: 1963
Total number of volunteers served in Morocco: more than 4,830
Total number of volunteers serving in Morocco: 181
Total number of host countries: 140 Currently serving in 63 countries
You can find out more about Peace Corps Morocco here.