Interview with Lanieta Budi, July 3, 2020

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

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Lanieta Budi served in Republic of The Gambia from October 2018 - March 2020. Budi is from Glen Allen, Virginia. She studied political science and chemistry at University of Mary Washington. Her father is an RPCV from Fiji where he married a Fijian Peace Corps staff member. Her pre-service community-based training model instruction included Mandinka language and gardening, and in-service training sessions included nutrition, beekeeping, and fruit trees. She was based in Massembeh, lower river region. Lanieta’s Gambian name is Sarjo Dahaba. She worked in the agriculture sector specializing in fruit tree nursery, vegetable gardening, and nutrition education to nursery and elementary school students - a social change model of children influencing adults. She introduced sunken beds for gardens as an alternative due to drought situations. She was evacuated from Gambia due to COVID-19. She gave her clothes and other items to friends. She couldn’t say goodbye individually to many people. Peace Corps’ “Learning Space” offered useful resources and they provided vouchers for services. She talks about issues of diversity being a person of mixed white and Fijian descent.

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2020oh0317_pcev0018

Interviewee Name

Lanieta Budi

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Randolph A. Adams

Interview Date

2020-07-03

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Budi, Lanieta Interview by Randolph A. Adams. 03 Jul. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Budi, L. (2020, July 03). 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.

Budi, Lanieta, interview by Randolph A. Adams. July 03, 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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