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Ambassador Entrusts Peace Corps Photo Exhibit to Sabah Museum

Ambassador Jones and Datuk Masidi with the exchanged certificates.  Looking on is Joanna Kitingan, Director of Sabah Museum. (U.S. Embassy photo)

Ambassador Jones and Datuk Masidi with the exchanged certificates. Looking on is Joanna Kitingan, Director of Sabah Museum. (U.S. Embassy photo)

 

In an exchange of certificates ceremony, Ambassador Paul W. Jones handed over the Photo Exhibit, “Enduring Bond: 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps Malaysia” to Datuk Masidi Manju, Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment.  The photo exhibit, received by Minister Masidi on behalf of the Sabah Museum, will be part of the museum’s permanent collection. The momentous event was witnessed by 300 Sabahans comprising government officials, NGOs, school students, teachers,  senior citizens who had benefitted from the Peace Corps program and more than 15 representatives from both print and broadcast media on February 5 at the Sabah Museum.
In his remarks, Ambassador Jones highlighted the 50 years of people-to-people connections between the U.S. and Malaysia.  He emphasized that the spirit of the Peace Corps continues today in the form of the Fulbright ETA program, where about 75 young American volunteers arrived in Malaysia to enhance the English language skills of Malaysian students and to promote cross-cultural understanding of American and Malaysian societies. The event marked the end of a year-long celebration of the U.S. Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary in East Malaysia.  The exhibition will travel to museums and libraries across Sabah. 

In an exchange of certificates ceremony, Ambassador Paul W. Jones handed over the Photo Exhibit, “Enduring Bond: 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps Malaysia” to Datuk Masidi Manju, Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment.  The photo exhibit, received by Minister Masidi on behalf of the Sabah Museum, will be part of the museum’s permanent collection. The momentous event was witnessed by 300 Sabahans comprising government officials, NGOs, school students, teachers,  senior citizens who had benefitted from the Peace Corps program and more than 15 representatives from both print and broadcast media on February 5 at the Sabah Museum.


In his remarks, Ambassador Jones highlighted the 50 years of people-to-people connections between the U.S. and Malaysia.  He emphasized that the spirit of the Peace Corps continues today in the form of the Fulbright ETA program, where about 75 young American volunteers arrived in Malaysia to enhance the English language skills of Malaysian students and to promote cross-cultural understanding of American and Malaysian societies. The event marked the end of a year-long celebration of the U.S. Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary in East Malaysia.  The exhibition will travel to museums and libraries across Sabah.