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Nigeria had some of the earliest Peace Corps Volunteers, starting in 1961. The majority of volunteers were teachers.

There were 30 groups who served between 1961 to 1970. A number of volunteers who served were not attached to a group -- some as late as the mid-1970s. In addition, there were another 3 groups who served between 1991-1995.

Sector Assignment Beg. Yr End. Yr
Agriculture Crop Extension 1961 1966
Education English Teacher 1964 1964
Prim-Ed/Teach Trn 1966 1966
Secondary-Ed Sci. 1966 1966
Univ. English Teaching 1966 1966
Health Health Degreed 1991 1992
Health Extension 1991 1993
Master's International Masters Internationalist 1992 1992
Other Unique Skill 1966 1966
Youth and Community Development Commun. Serv/Deg. 1962 1962

Return Peace Corps Volunteers

"Friends of Nigeria" (FON) is a group made up of Return Peace Corp volunteers and staff. FON also includes past CUSO and VSO volunteers. 700 FON members currently support projects in Nigeria, have a quarterly newsletter, a google group listserv, a website ( with information, their own wiki ( to collect stories, coordinates national and regional meetings and occasional trips to Nigeria.

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