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1980: Susan Porter Cooper served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa in Konia beginning in 1980
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Susan Porter Cooper can be contacted at susancoopxoayahoodcom
Country of Service: Sierra Leone, West Africa
Training Group: Primary Education/Rural Development
Cities you served in: Konia
Arrival Year: 1980
Departure Year: 1982
I worked securing funds to build water wells and latrines. I also worked with Primary School teachers.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
I worked in several villages close to Konia and the Bo area.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I coached basketball at the college level for six years, got married and changed careers - education. I have one daughter. We live in Owensboro, KY - where both my husband and I work.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It is an experience I think about often. It is an experience I cherish and do not regret doing. I have thought of people in my village and the country, as they have gone through an awful civil war.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Marina Hartley, Liz (lived in Gerihun), Joe Fiore, Joel Brown
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Make yourself a directory of email addresses of any RPCV you want to stay in touch with and communicate often.
Originally posted: October 21, 2007
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1980; Peace Corps Sierra Leone; Directory of Sierra Leone RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Sierra Leone RPCVs
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