August 31st 2017.
Peace Corps Volunteer Oath
“I, Si-Asar Uri-Biia, do solemnly swear, that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.
So help me god.”
Peace Corps Volunteer Pledge
“I, Si-Asar Uri-Biia, promise to serve alongside the people of Benin.
I promise to share my culture with an open mind and open heart.
I promise to foster an understanding of the people of Benin, with creativity, cultural sensitivity, and respect.
I will face the challenges of service with patience, humility, and determination.
I will embrace the mission of world peace and friendship for as long as I serve and beyond.
In the proud tradition of Peace Corps legacy, and in the spirit of the Peace Corps family, past, present, past-
I am a Peace Corps Volunteer.”
Picture of me after swearing in:
Picture of the POC volunteers from stage 30A minus one:
Waiting for the ceremony to begin:
Picture of me with the training staff right before leaving for site:
Picture of all the TEFL training staff minus one:
Picture of all the volunteers plus some of the training staff: