Interview with Sean Fagan, January 1, 1970
Project: Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project
Interview SummarySean Fagan served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in an education program in The Gambia from 1987-89. He discusses applying to the Peace Corps, at first being disappointed being sent to an English-speaking country, but happy with where he was sent and learning Mandinka. He discusses teaching Mathematics at a technical high school, becoming department head and providing advanced Mathematics instruction to his best students. He talks about helping build a well and travel adventures delivering mail to PCVs throughout the country. He also tells stories about his daily life in the village of Sukuta, including differences in his experience as a white American, and that of his fellow volunteer Lisa, who is African American; singing Handel’s Messiah in a local choir; visits to Banjul; and vacation trips he took with fellow volunteers. He concludes talking about Peace Corps’ impact on him and its return on investment to the US.
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