Interview with Allison Irland Wawrin, February 15, 2021

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

Interview Summary

Allison Irland Wawrin served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Papua New Guinea from 1997 to 2001 in the Education Program. Allison applied and was accepted for Togo, but turned down the invitation. She applied again several years later and was invited to Papua New Guinea with Training Group 28. Language (Melanesian Pidgin), culture, and technical training was conducted in Goroka. During training she stayed with a family in Yatega village. Allison’s assignment was in Goroka teaching English, math, and computer literacy at a high school. She set up a computer lab, created a 4-year curriculum, designed adult classes, and trained 15 computer teachers. Additional projects included an oral history project, physics club, and AIDS awareness club. Allison extended twice, and stayed on for an additional three months as an Operations/Safety and Security consultant. The interview discusses her work and travels in Papua New Guinea, reflections on service, and service related work after Peace Corps.

Interview Accession

2021oh0111_pcrv0122

Interviewee Name

Allison Irland Wawrin

Interviewer Name

Julius "Jay" Sztuk

Interview Date

2021-02-15

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Wawrin, Allison Irland Interview by Julius Sztuk. 15 Feb. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wawrin, A.I. (2021, February 15). Interview by J. Sztuk. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wawrin, Allison Irland, interview by Julius Sztuk. February 15, 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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