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Janet Matts served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya from 1977 to 1979 as a special education teacher for the mentally disabled. She helped to create a national special education alongside Christine Kenyatta, daughter of the first president of Kenya. Matts talks about the challenge that joining Peace Corps created for her family, the importance of her work, and the feeling of satisfaction it gave her. She also discusses the dangers she and a friend encountered while in-country and the historical events that occurred during her service. Finally, Matts describes difficulties she encountered after returning to the U.S., and her views on the importance of Peace Corps both to individuals and to the United States. Interviewed and recorded by Candice Wiggum, January 21, 2019. 1 digital audio file.
Date(s) of Materials: 21 January 2019
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