Last week, PC volunteers in Cape Verde received big news: After 24 years of partnership, Peace Corps will be finishing it’s work in Cape Verde and will no longer be operating here as of the end of September. PC/CV is “graduating,” due to a relatively high level of development in-country and a PC global desire to re-prioritize resources.
For more information about PC’s closure, visit these links:
- An article with further information (use Google translate to read it in English)
- A clip from the local news about PC’s closure in CV
What does this mean for volunteers?
Second year volunteers, including myself, will finish their service uninterrupted. However, no other volunteers will be replacing us. First year volunteers can either transfer to a new post, or choose to finish their service early and return to America. Definitely a bittersweet moment for everyone. A time of reflection, celebration and preparation. 8 months. Here we go.