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Teachers for West Africa Program


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Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh
Hess Archives and Special Collections
Elizabethtown College
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, Pa 17022

Teachers for West Africa Program

The Teachers for West Africa Program was a program for young people certified in teaching to work in schools in West Africa. The teachers taught in schools in Ghana and Nigeria, usually alongside volunteers in the Peace Corps and other smaller groups such as Teachers for East Africa and Operation Crossroads Africa. The program started in 1961 and was phased out in 1972. The Hershey Foods Corporation sponsored it, while Elizabethtown College administered it. The teachers who applied were from all over the country, and only a selected few were sent to West Africa.

The Hess Archives holds the records of the Teachers for West Africa Program. The following links take you to finding aids, exhibits, and digital collections related to the program.

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