Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Doane Perry


Name: 
Doane Perry
Country of Service: 
Uganda
Years of Service: 
1966 – 1969

Being in the Peace Corps helped turn Doane into an Africa lover.

Doane Perry was a high school history teacher in Uganda from 1966 – 1969. Being in the Peace Corps helped turn Doane into an Africa lover. As a volunteer, he worked on the side of Mt. Elgon, a 14000 foot volcano and in beautiful Kampala. He spent his vacations in Rwanda, on Mount Kilimanjaro, in Dar es Salaam, on the Kenyan coast and traveling around Uganda. Peace Corps had even more of an effect on Doane once he returned to the United States. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, he became involved in advocacy and policy and joined returned Peace Corps groups such as National Peace Corps Association, Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Friends of Uganda and RPCVs for Environment and Development.

 

Currently, Doane and his wife Karen are innkeepers. They enjoy being their own bosses, welcoming and learning from guests, and sharing their knowledge about their communities with others. Doane remains passionate about the importance of Peace Corps and civil society. In addition, he enjoys photography, reading, ideas, music, concerts and exercise.

By Erika Gianni - Posted on 14 December 2010

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