Peace Corps: Latest details show Nkrumah set a unique record in 1961 (Photo)

Peace Corps: Latest details show Nkrumah set a unique record in 1961 (Photo)

- A photo showing a group of Peace Corps listening to former US president John F. Kennedy, has surfaced online

- The photo has caused massive excitement online as Ghanaians have remembered the role of Peace Corps in the country

- The Peace Corps arrived in Ghana on August 30, 1961 and played various roles in Ghana's educational sector

It has emerged that Ghana was the first country in the world to receive Peace Corps Volunteers in the year 1961.

On August 28, 1961, then United States president, John F. Kennedy, hosted a ceremony at the Rose Garden of the White House.

The purpose, YEN.com.gh understands, was to honour the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers who left to work in Ghana and Tanzania.

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Two days after the ceremony, they arrived in Ghana to work as teachers in various educational institutions.

A photo of them gathered in the garden with Kennedy, as shared by the US Embassy in Ghana, has surfaces online and attracted applause from social media users:

Abronoma stated that the programme has been a successful one.

Photos called for God's blessings on America.

To Imoro, it is a great and memorable experience.

Bondzie recalled that his Maths teacher in SHS was a Peace Corps volunteer.

Mintah added that he always had a soft spot for president Kennedy.

Tackie also recalls being blessed to have them as teachers.

Kwawu also noted it was an adorable and empowering practice.

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