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  1. Sierra Leone Albert Academy, 1962

    With Form 1 students

  2. Sierra Leone Woman Talk

    Ma Yeleba was one of five wives of a chief in the Hastings/Koso Town village. She brought me African chop and I baked her pies. She had a sweet tooth and I learned about African life in the village from her. When I returned in 2008, she was no longer alive but I met her sister who had a stong resemblance.

  3. Sierra Leone Going To Kayima

    This was the third day in country going to my village. We spent the night in the bus. The next morning the driver walked to the nearest village and brought back men to push us out... after a heated arument on how much they wanted to be paid.

  4. Sierra Leone Modu and Eh Wan

    Modu lived across the road from me . . . and loved to come visit and hang out with me and my dog Eh Wan

  5. Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Travel Motorcycle

    Motocycles, better than walking?  Most of the time.  Good ol' Hondas were tough, but not tougher than Sierra Leone!

  6. Sierra Leone Katy and KT Sierra Leone

    Katy holds "KT", her namesake.

  7. Sierra Leone Lunch Prepared in Dambarra, Sierra Leone

    "It takes a village" not only to educate, but to eat too!

  1. Sierra Leone Going Home

    In September 1964 I arrived at Harford Secondary School for Girls in Moyamba, Sierra Leone where I was assigned as a Peace Corps Volunteer to teach music and French. I was 22 years old and had just graduated from college. This was my first time out of the country and my first “real” job. The two years at Harford were filled with learning, adventures, and wonderful new friends among the staff, students and townspeople. When my assignment was finished and I left in July 1966 I was in tear...

  2. Sierra Leone Meeting The Prime Minister

    We arrived in Sierra Leone shortly after the country had received its Independence from Great Britain. My roomates, Jim Sheahan and John Weinberg and I were all teaching at secondary schools in Freetown, the capitol city. One evening after school was over, we went to Lumley Beach for a swim. The beach was empty except for some Ghanian fishermen pulling in their nets. A short time later, two vehicles pulled up and parked behind a group of tall palm trees. A group of people got out and beg...

  3. Sierra Leone Yawei Ferry River Crossing

    My Peace Corps home was the town of Pujehun, scattered along the meandering banks of the Waanje River and pushing back against the pervasive tropical rain forest of southern Sierra Leone.  The town was 40 miles south of the city of Bo but only 20 miles north of the Atlantic Ocean.  However, there was no road south through the coastal waterways and swamps.  Therefore the crusty road to Bo was the shortest route to needed supplies and a link to the rest of the world.  The road was an undulating...

  4. Sierra Leone Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT)

    I was an Education Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone from 1984-1986, assigned to Rogbesseh in Tonkolili District in the Northern Province....not too far from Masanga Leprosy Hospital and Magburaka. I was hoping to be the Great White Hope Teacher...I'm not sure how much impact I made as a Primary Workshop Coordinator, teaching English, Maths, and Science...but if I made any impact at all, it might have been with a Health concept that Volunteers were taught for their OWN survival... One da...

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Map of Sierra Leone
status
Open
program dates
1962-1992; 1992-1994; 2010
current volunteers
0
cumulative volunteers
3,479

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.