Interview with Dorothy Andrake, June 4, 2021

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

Interview Summary

Dorothy Andrake served in Morocco 1973-76, working in Health and Physical Education. She and 30 volunteers flew to the capital Rabat, then boarded buses to Meknes where they underwent three months of language (Arabic) and cultural training. Thereafter Dorothy was assigned to Marrakesh . She taught (in Arabic) at a girls’school the first year, and worked at the Cheshire Foundation for boys disabled by polio the remaining two years. She and two volunteers rented a house in the old Arab Quarters of Marrakesh. Neighbors became friends, appreciating their work teaching and helping the disabled. Dorothy travelled to the Sahara region, Senegal, Tunisia, Spain and Portugal . Dorothy joined Peace Corps because she was inspired by JFK and friends who had been Peace Corps volunteers. She said Peace Corps gave her the opportunity to work in another country in a meaningful way. Her advice to potential volunteers is to “embrace the differences.”

Interview Accession

2021oh0471_pcrv0254

Interviewee Name

Dorothy Andrake

Interviewer Name

Joyce L. Jenkins

Interview Date

2021-06-04

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Andrake, Dorothy Interview by Joyce L. Jenkins. 04 Jun. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Andrake, D. (2021, June 04). Interview by J. L. Jenkins. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Andrake, Dorothy, interview by Joyce L. Jenkins. June 04, 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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