Americans for Return of Peace Corps to Sierra Leone

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Sierra Leone: Peace Corps Sierra Leone : The Peace Corps in Sierra Leone: January 20, 2006: Headlines: COS - Sierra Leone: Advocacy: Expansion: COS Groups: Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone: Americans campaign for Peace Corps to return to Sierra Leone: Americans for Return of Peace Corps to Sierra Leone

By Ella Lacey ( - on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 4:01 pm: Edit Post

I am an RPCV-Malawi, 95-97.

I spent three months in Sierra Leone, September through December 2005; I worked (Volunteer Consultant with the Worldwide Polio Eradication Initiative, assigned to World Health Organization). I cannot quantify the number of times during that period that I wished that Peace Corps could return to SL. It is truly a country with so many basic needs, many of which were exacerbated by the war. Fortunately, the war is over; yet rebuilding is very difficult.

I would be willling to assist in any way possible with a revitalization effort, including the use of a network of contacts in the Ministry of Health.

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