In celebration of 50th year existence of US Peace Corps in the Philippines, the US Peace Corps Volunteers in Bacolod City will hold an exhibit from November 6-14, 2011 at the East Bridgeway of SM City Bacolod. The exhibit will showcase photos and artifacts of the programs and projects that have been undertaken with the help of the Peace Corps.
According to Justin Taboor, US Peace Corps Volunteer in Bacolod City, the exhibit aims to increase the organization’s visibility and significantly impact the development work being done in Negros Occidental. He added that Peace Corps Philippines is sponsoring regional celebrations to showcase the long history of the wonderful partnership with the Philippines.
The US Peace Corps is a volunteer organization founded in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. Peace Corps volunteers serve all over world doing aiding in human and resource development; here in the Philippines we have three sectors: Education, Children Youth and Families, and Costal Resource Management. Currently we have 4 volunteers working in Bacolod City, and another 5 in the other cities of Negros Occidental. The first batch of Peace Corps volunteers in Negros Occidental were assigned in 1961.