Interview with Jan Doyle, June 24, 2021

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

Interview Summary

Jan Doyle served as an Education volunteer in Jamaica (1969-1971), Dominican Republic (1972-1974) and Samoa (2016-2018). In Falmouth, Jamaica she taught math to male trade school students and cleaning methods/machines to female hotel industry trade school students. Accomplishments in Jamaica included organizing a girls’ soccer team and teaching young children to swim in the ocean. In Dominican Republic, Jan’s job was to help mothers use Food for Peace supplies, an effort to use US agricultural surpluses to fight world hunger. Her site was El Peñon where she helped start a pre-school. She trained pre-school teachers, while learning Spanish, and helped form a school board comprised of villagers. Jan and her husband, as retirees, served in Samoa, operating out of the capital Apia. Jan worked teaching teachers how to teach English. She also worked at the university library culling non-circulating books. Among lessons learned: it is the small things that matter.

Interview Accession

2021oh0510_pcrv0287

Interviewee Name

Jan Doyle

Interviewer Name

Joyce L. Jenkins

Interview Date

2021-06-24

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Doyle, Jan Interview by Joyce L. Jenkins. 24 Jun. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Doyle, J. (2021, June 24). 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.

Doyle, Jan, interview by Joyce L. Jenkins. June 24, 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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