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Lindsay Rust
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Country Niger
Years: 1996-1998
Site(s) Larba Birno, Niamey
Program(s) Agriculture
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Lindsay Rust started in Niger 1996
Lindsay Rust
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[edit] DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

Lindsay Marie Rust
Peace Corps, Republic du Niger
October 18, 1996-December 4, 1998


In 1996, Lindsay M. Rust was selected through a competitive application process to enter training as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Niger, West Africa. Between October 18, 1996 and December 1996, she participated in an intensive ten-week training relevant to service as a Community Development Agent in Sahelian West Africa. The training, conducted by host-country nationals in classroom, informal, and field settings, consisted of:

  1. French Language
  2. Zarma Language
  3. Development Theory and the History of Development in Niger
  4. Niger-Specific Agroforestry and Gardening Techniques
  5. Strategies for Conserving and Restoring Topsoil
  6. Appropriate Technology
  7. Cross-Cultural and Gender Issues
  8. Community Analysis Techniques

In addition, Ms. Rust was selected in May, 1996, to participate in a 20-day training for Woodless Construction and basic, mud-brick masonry.

On December 27, 1996, Ms. Rust took oath as a Peace Corps Volunteer and on January 1, 1997, was installed in the Songhai-Zarma village of Larba Birno, as part of the Gotheye African Food Systems Initiative (AFSI) project. All work was carried out in Zarma and French, with quarterly reports distributed to counterparts and government agencies. Between January 1, 1997 and December 7, 1998, Ms Rust accomplished the following as a Community Development Agent:

[edit] WOMEN’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  1. Income-generating activities—bread-making, bead-making, gardening, caisses;
  2. Health and Nutrition—family planning, Oral Rehydration Solution, Improved Porridge for babies
  3. Girls in Education

[edit] ADULT LITERACY

[edit] WOODLESS CONSTRUCTION

[edit] FRUIT TREES

[edit] YOUTH

[edit] SEED BANK

Ms. Rust participated in numerous projects outside the community development sphere, including:

[edit] WILDLIFE MURAL

[edit] RESEARCH

[edit] ILLUSTRATIONS

In early 1998, Ms. Rust expressed an interest in working more intensely at the National Museum in Niger’s capital city, Niamey. By April, she was officially invited to expand her work there. Because of her extensive background and training in the visual arts, she worked primarily with the artisans. Her accomplishments at the National Museum include the following:

[edit] PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND SKILLS EXCHANGE

[edit] MARKETING

In December 1998, Ms. Rust scored Intermediate on the ACTFL language test for French.

[edit] ENDING

Pursuant to Section 5 (f) of the Peace Corps Act 22 U.S.C. 25049 (f), as amended, any former volunteer employee by the United Stated Government following Peace Corps Volunteer Service is entitled to have any period of satisfactory Peace Corps service credited for the purposes of retirement, seniority, reduction in force, leave, and other privileges based on the length of Government service. That service shall not be credited toward completion of the probationary or trial period of any service requirement or career appointment.

This is to certify in accordance with executive order 11103 of April 10, 1963 that Lindsay M. Rust served successfully as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her service ended on December 4, 1998. She is therefore eligible to be appointed as a career-conditional employee in the competitive civil service on a non-competitive basis. This benefit under the executive order extends for a period of one year after termination of volunteer service, except that the employing agent may extend the period for up to three years for a former volunteer who enters military service, pursues studies at a recognized institution of higher learning, or engages in activities which, in view of the appointing agency, warrants the extensions of the period.

December 4, 1998

Signed,
Lindsay M. Rust

Signed,
Jane Bonin
Peace Corps Country Director
Niger

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