Interview with Steven Williams, August 26, 2020

Project: Peace Corps: Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Steven Williams learned self-motivation through Montessori. He learned of Peace Corps through studies of conflict analysis and dispute resolution at Salisbury University. Steven had mentored at risk youth of color. He accepted a posting in Botswana in the Youth Development/Life Skills project. He would have liked more language training. He was assigned to Moremaoto, a small village of 500. Steven worked with the school Guidance Counselor on life skills with students in the primary school. Healso gave presentations at the clinic, library and trade school. He learned the “psychology of sitting,” i.e. developing and growing relationships by sitting and listening to others. Steven feels he is more of a global citizen than just an American. He is now more patient and aware of the world! Steven first learned of Covid19 in December 2019. It seemed controlled in Wuhan. Peace Corps taught Volunteers how to adapt – evacuation is an example.

Interview Accession

2020oh0386_pcev0044

Interviewee Name

Steven Williams

Interviewer Name

Randolph A. Adams

Interview Date

2020-08-26

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Williams, Steven Interview by Randolph A. Adams. 26 Aug. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Williams, S. (2020, August 26). Interview by R. A. Adams. Peace Corps: Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Williams, Steven, interview by Randolph A. Adams. August 26, 2020, Peace Corps: Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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