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1969: Paul J. Hamel served in Cameroon in Bafia beginning in 1969
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Paul J. Hamel can be contacted at paulhamelasbcglobaldnet
Country of Service: Cameroon
Training Group: TEFL
Cities you served in: Bafia
Arrival Year: 1969
Departure Year: 1971
I was a teacher at the Lycee de Bafia
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I am the principal of Westside Community Adult School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Our school serves 15,000 adults and high school concurrent students. Our service area covers Hollywood, the City of West Hollywood and West Los Angeles.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
My experience was one of the most profound experiences in my life. It taught me to appreciate what we have.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I would like to see photos of Bafia. How has it changed after 35 years.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
If I can help with information for those interested in becoming a teacher in the Los Angeles Unfied School District, call me at (323) 653-4085.
Originally posted: October 18, 2004
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