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1974: Samuel Johnson Burris served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa in Apia and Malua beginning in 1974
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Samuel Johnson Burris can be contacted at samuelu2001ayahoodcom
Country of Service: Western Samoa
Training Group: 15
Cities you served in: Apia and Malua
Arrival Year: 1974
Departure Year: 1976
Taught Social Studies at Teachers Training College, Malifa, Apia
Social Studies at Leulumoenga Fou College
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Returned to Hawaii after PC and taught one year as an Instructor at the Un. of Hawaii at Manoa. Then spent two yrs teaching on contract to Singapore Am School 78-80. Circumnaviagated the world after. Spent 22 years working as a school counselor with the Hawaii Dept. of Ed. One yr on leave Lived in /Alaska. Lived in Thailand 7 years from 2001 and returned with wife Kanchana to Honolulu in 11/08 where we now reside. Am now retired and have two Thai step children ages 12 and 19.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Peace Corps opened my world much wider. I now think/live "out of the box". Consider myself a "citizen of the world". Helped lead me into politics and activism. As a result, I worked actively with peace/anit-war groups. Active in teachers union, Democratic Party delegate to 97 Chicago and NEA convention 99 in New Orleans.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Would love to be upupdate on all group 15 members. We've never had a reunion and should have one in Hawaii.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Yes, contact me by E-mail or phone 1-808-943-9357 in Makiki, Honolulu, Oahu. Aloha
Originally posted: August 8, 2008
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1974; Peace Corps Samoa; Directory of Samoa RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Samoa RPCVs
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