Friday Fun Facts

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.

Statistics provided from Peace Corps Fast Facts and Peace Corps Morocco as well as this article.

About alicrain

Wanderlust. Adventurer. Mom. Mentor. Change Agent. Crazy. Servant Leader. Citizen of the World These are all words that describe me - or have been used to describe me. There are many more but we won't get in to those. What is important to know is that at the age of 45, after having a successful career and raising a son, I decided I needed a new challenge and adventure in my life. So I joined the Peace Corps. Portions of this blog were written before this time and chronicle my life during graduate school (again, something I did in my 40s). During my service in Morocco (September 2016 - December 2018) I chronicled my daily life and all it entailed to live as an American female in another country. this is a place for me to capture random thoughts and share my life's journey
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