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Pier Verenaza Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet met with 54 Volunteer trainees in Philadelphia on March 13 for the first Let Girls Learn staging event. The trainees, who departed for Albania on March 14, were the first to receive expanded gender training under the new Office of the First Lady initiative. In addition to Peace Corps gender training specialist Meghan Donahue, diversity training specialist Cristina Cruz-Hubbard, and Peace Corps/Albania Language and Cultural Coordinator Mira Luca, trainers from CARE, an international humanitarian and development agency, addressed the participants on gender and diversity issues.