1982: Tilda Gouveia Leahy served in Senegal in Marina Sylla beginning in 1982

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1982: Tilda Gouveia Leahy served in Senegal in Marina Sylla beginning in 1982

1982: Tilda Gouveia Leahy served in Senegal in Marina Sylla beginning in 1982

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Tilda Gouveia Leahy can be contacted at tgleahyapeakdorg

Country of Service: Senegal

Training Group: Forestry

Cities you served in: Marina Sylla

Arrival Year: 1982

Departure Year: 1984

Work Description:

Community Reforestation Project and Promotion of Improved Cookstoves

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

Trainer: Peace Corps Niger,Benin, Chad, Central African Republic, Uganda and Madagascar

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Is Peace Corps ever really out of your life? It has affected my work, my family and my outlook on life.

I took longer than most to get actually leave Peace Corps. After completing my service as a rural forestry volunteer in 1984 I spent the next 12 years going back to Africa ; designing trainings, evaluating programs and in project management.

My kids grew up in Niger and later Central Asia where my former husband, also a RPCV from Senegal, served as the Peace Corps Director and I managed the USAID Global Training for Development Project. My son, Alex, now seventeen, has his sights set on Westpoint, where he hopes to encourage non-military intervention and mutual respect for other cultures. My daughter, Liz, hopes to be a nurse practitioner, first with Peace Corps, then with the diplomatic corps.

Committment to comunity self-help has pervaded my career, my community life and now my life as a graduate student at OSU in Adult Education and Training.

The credo I learned in Peace Corps: Help people help themselves. Encourage thoughtful change.
Beleive in oneself.
Value life, laughter and love.
And of course, the unofficial Peace Corps motto...BE FLEXIBLE.

Originally posted: January 15, 2005

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