Interview with Alan Axworthy, February 11, 2021

Project: Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Alan Axworthy graduated from Stanford with a degree in civil engineering. He was aware of the concept of community through the Baptist ministry of his grandfather. Alan was invited to Nepal to work with communities building bridges. His pre-service training along with five other trainees was evenly split between Paaundi Khola and Godavari. He had intensive training in Nepali as well as the basics of bridge cables through field trips on-going projects and experiential and open discussion cross cultural sessions. Alan did not work in one place, rather he was mobile assisting Panchayats (local committees) with technical expertise on bridge building. Isolated communities communicated through Ham radio. His challenge early on was the limited diet available. Alan was quite task focussed, and realizes he needed to be more process oriented. He also supports national service because people have to spend time with people unlike each other. Alan also trained new Volunteers. Nepal, August 1975 - August 1978, Bridge building

Interview Accession

2021oh0107_pcrv0118

Interviewee Name

Alan Axworthy

Interviewer Name

Randolph A. Adams

Interview Date

2021-02-11

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Axworthy, Alan Interview by Randolph A. Adams. 11 Feb. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Axworthy, A. (2021, February 11). Interview by R. A. Adams. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Axworthy, Alan, interview by Randolph A. Adams. February 11, 2021, Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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