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Peace Corps Makes Debut in Cambodia

Thirty Peace Corps volunteers arrive in Cambodia today (Friday) for the U.S. group's first program in the country.

The volunteers will teach English and help Cambodian English teachers improve their language instruction skills.

The visitors will also organize community improvement programs in rural areas where they are assigned.

An official at Cambodia's Embassy in Washington says the volunteers will help the country meet its goals in reducing poverty and improving rural development.

Cambodia is the 139th country to partner with the Peace Corps.

The organization was established by the U.S. government 45 years ago and has about 75-hundred volunteers serving in over 70 countries.