Living conditions and volunteer lifestyles in Macedonia

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===Communications ===
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Served as a volunteer in 3 countries in West Africa: [[Togo]] (1979-81), [[Mali]] (1983-85), and [[Guinea]] (1986-87). Also worked as a campus recruiter at [[Michigan State University]] for one semester (1995), and as APCD Agriculture in [[Niger]] (2000-04).
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Few countries in the world offer the level of mail service expected in the United States. If you expect U.S. standards for mail service, you will be in for some frustration. Mail takes a minimum of 10 days to arrive in Macedonia if sent by airmail. Packages sent by surface mail can take up to three or four months. Some mail may simply not arrive (fortunately this is not a frequent occurrence, but it does happen). Letters may arrive with clipped edges because someone has tried to see if any money was inside (again, this is rare, but it does happen). Tell your correspondents to number their letters and to include “Airmail” on their envelopes.
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==Amlamé, Togo (1979-81)==
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We encourage you to write to your family regularly and to number your letters. Family members typically become worried when they do not hear from you, so it is a good idea to advise them that mail service is sporadic and that they should not worry if they do not receive your letters regularly. If a serious problem were to occur, Peace Corps/Macedonia would notify the Office of Special Services at the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, which would then contact your family.  
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[[Animal traction]] ("antrac") volunteer based in [[Amlamé]] from December 1979 - November 1981. Assigned to PRODEBO (Projet de Développement de l'Elévage Bovin).
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Part of a small training group that arrived in country in September 1979: One month intensive language training in [[Cacavelli]]; a week in [[Atakpamé]] for orientation to [[PRODEBO]] (one of the projects that antrac volunteers were to be assigned to); 6 weeks' technical and language training in [[Kétao]].
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Assigned to PRODEBO in [[Amlamé]]. Worked with two local project extension agents and a number of farmers groups in the Amlamé district.
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* Fish pond in Amlamé. (This was the initiative of the local Affaires Sociales, who needed some technical expertise to get it started. It apparently figured in a later pisciculture project.)
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* Two culvert bridges: one just north of Ezimé on the way to Oulita; the other at Agbasa Kopé, a small village south of Amou Oblo.
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* Surveyed villages for the well drilling component of a planned [[USAID]]/Peace Corps watsan project. (This focused on villages off the main roads that were absent from the initial list.)
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===Telephones ===
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==Djenné, Mali (1983-85)==
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Telephone service in Macedonia is generally good. If your residence does not have a phone and you would like one, the Peace Corps will have one installed for safety and security purposes and will cover the basic monthly service fee; any additional calls will be the Volunteer’s responsibility.  Alternatively, you may choose to purchase a cellphone. Cellphones are the primary means of communication between you and the Peace Corps office in Skopje, so in reality they are a requirement. Most Volunteers opt to purchase “prepaid” service, however buying a two-year contract may be a better option. The monthly phone allowance from Peace Corps includes money for a cellphone. Most homes do not have landlines and are not necessary. Cell service in Macedonia is some of the best in Europe and used by almost everyone of all ages. If the cellphone you are using in America has a SIM card you may be able to use the phone in Macedonia, bring it with you it is worth a try.
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[[Forestry]] volunteer based in [[Djenné]] from October 1983 - September 1985. Assigned to the [[USAID]]-funded Village Reforestation Project (Projet de Reboisement Villageois). Was one of the first two PCVs to serve in Djenné.
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Long-distance calls outside Macedonia can be quite expensive.  Services such as AT&T permit collect calls to be made from Macedonia to America. The AT&T access number when calling from Macedonia is 00.800.4288. AT&T calling cards can also be used, and it may be possible to connect to a call-back service. SKYPE and Tango are the preferred methods of communication inside and outside of Macedonia. You should arrange to have these services before you leave home and encourage family and friends you want to communicate with to subscribe to them as well.
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Almost all communities of reasonable size have post offices (look for the yellow signs that say “PTT”) that provide telephone services as well as postal services.
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Training included a Stateside technical training and an in-country training.
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===Computer, Internet, and E-mail Access ===
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====Stateside training in Sasabe, Arizona====
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If you choose to bring a laptop computer and related equipment, note that the Peace Corps does not provide e-mail accounts or technical and repair support for Volunteers. While many Volunteers find computers a must, especially laptops, the Peace Corps does not consider them to be an essential item and will not replace them in the case of loss or theft. Peace Corps volunteers in Macedonia highly recommend bringing a laptop. If you do bring computer equipment, insurance is recommended.  
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Six-week forestry training (late May - beginning of July, 1983) run at [http://www.ranchodelaosa.com/‎ Rancho de la Osa] in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasabe,_Arizona Sasabe, Arizona]. The training was connected with the [[University of Arizona]].
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Some, but not all, Volunteers have access to computers at their work sites, which may or may not have Internet and e-mail capabilities. Such equipment, however, is intended to be used primarily for work-related activities, and you should not assume that it can be used for personal purposes. Internet, including wireless, and e-mail access is available throughout Macedonia, and Internet cafes can be found in most major cities and towns.
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Eleven week training (July-September 1983) held in the village of [[Moribabougou]] outside Bamako. This was a "mega" training of over 50 PCTs from several programs. Was part of the first small group in PC/Mali to have [[Fulfulde]] language training in addition to [[Bambara]].
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Housing must adhere to Peace Corps-defined standards for living conditions, safety and security and the Peace Corps staff visits all proposed living arrangements to evaluate their suitability. As of 2013 all new arriving Volunteers will be required to live in a home-stay environment.  Be prepared to live with a family, regardless of your age or situation. Living conditions range from a small bedroom to a floor below or above the host family's living area.
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Volunteers should be prepared to serve in any region of Macedonia from a small village of 50 people to the capitol Skopje.
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Was assigned to the [[USAID]]-funded Village Reforestation Project in Djenné (the third of 3 project locations in Mopti Region), with responsibility for developing the project's tree nursery for that location. In addition to production of seedlings for outplanting, experimented with production and outplanting of over 30 local tree and bush species (some of the latter being adapted to living fences).
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Participated in other project activities.
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You will receive a monthly living allowance that is designed to enable you to maintain a modest lifestyle. This allowance is deposited in your bank account (Peace Corps will establish one when you arrive in country) in local currency every month and is intended to cover food, household supplies, local transportation, recreation, entertainment, and incidental expenses such as postage, reading material, stationery,  Internet  and cell phone usage per month, and toiletries. Rent and basic utilities are paid for by Peace Corps and deposited to your bank account every quarter.
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Lifestyles are different here than in the States, but most Volunteers who adopt a Macedonian lifestyle find their living allowance to be sufficient for their needs. In other words, the lifestyle you adopt while serving in Macedonia will largely determine the adequacy of the living allowance. If you choose to eat in restaurants daily, spend weekends visiting other Volunteers around the country, and insist on imported toiletries, foods, and other consumables, you are not likely to be able to survive very well on your living allowance. You may also have a harder time becoming a part of your community. If, instead, you adopt a more typical Macedonian lifestyle, your living allowance should be more than adequate.
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==Pita, Guinea (1986-87)==
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The Peace Corps also provides a one-time settling-in allowance (approximately equivalent to $110 in denars) that will help you set up your home. It is meant to cover basic household items such as dishes, towels, sheets, and the like. As all Volunteers will be in a home-stay environment this allowance may be discontinued.
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Agroforestry volunteer
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The exchange rate at the time of this writing is 47 denars to the U.S. dollar. Traveler’s checks (not as usable) and credit cards can be used in most locations in Skopje, particularly those that cater to tourists. ATMs are available in all towns and cities throughout Macedonia. If one is not in the community in which you live Peace Corps will provide funds for you to travel to the closest town that has an ATM. However. Peace Corps will assist you in opening a debit card access account into which your living allowance will be deposited. All Volunteer accounts are nonresident accounts and can maintain separate balances for local currency, U.S. dollars, euros, etc. Some Volunteers have found it useful to retain their checking accounts in the United States to pay bills in the U.S. or to access U.S. funds. Hard currencies such as dollars and euros should only be changed at banks and legal change bureaus; changing money on the street is illegal.
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You will not find many frozen or prepared foods in Macedonia, but a wide variety of delicious fresh food is always available. “Homemade” is the best word to describe the fare on a Macedonian dining table. Peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbages, onions, garlic, meat (pork (not in Muslim communities), chicken, lamb, goat and beef) and lots of  oil are staples in Macedonian cooking. The meat most often found in restaurants and shops is pork, though chicken and fresh fish are also available.  Sirenje and kashkaval (two types of cheese), eggs, milk, and yogurt (not the typical U.S. supermarket-style yogurt) are also a regular part of the Macedonian diet.
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Vegetarians will not have difficulty maintaining a healthy diet. Lentils, processed tofu, beans, and rice are widely available, as are peanuts and other kinds of nuts.  Eating out in a restaurant may be a little more difficult, since most of the menu will consist of meat dishes. You will never go wrong ordering a salad, tavche gravche (the traditional bean dish), and bread. You will even find vegetarian pizza at most pizzerias. Bread, generally white only,  is a staple at each meal and readily consumed. In many households it is made fresh a couple of times per week or purchased fresh from a local shop.
 
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Along with a wide variety of vegetables, fruits are plentiful in season. Southeastern Macedonia is widely known for the production of fruits and vegetables. If you are not inclined to make your own juice and jam from these, these products are always available in local stores. It might be a good idea to learn to make a few of your favorite dishes before you move to your site, and you might want to bring the recipe for your favorite spaghetti sauce from home. Spaghetti can be purchased easily here, but you will have to make your own sauce.
 
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Macedonians eat their big meal in the late afternoon after work around 4-5 pm. This meal will generally consist of salad, bread, soup, cheese and possibly meat of some kind. Rajkia, the local brew, is generally had with the salad and beer, soda or water with the main course.They may eat another smaller meal around 8 or 9 consisting of a salad and bread and cheese. Breakfast is generally eaten at work around 10 and is coffee and some sort of bread.
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Macedonia has a large network of bus routes most of which are privately owned, which makes it possible to travel to practically all destinations by public transportation.Train service is sporadic and runs to the Greek border in the south and into only one or two areas in the north. You will encounter travel by "combi" a van that can seat 15-20 passengers. You will soon get comfortable with crowding and standing room only transportation, but it is the only way to get around. A few previous Volunteers have experienced thefts while traveling. As you would anywhere else, you must be vigilant in protecting your valuables while using public transportation.
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Flying from Skopje to other parts of Europe is easy and inexpensive. There are many flights per day from Skopje. Be aware there are numerous "miscellaneous" charges, ticket fee, gate fee, seat assignment fee, baggage fee (even for carry ons), fuel surcharge, tax,and any other kind of fee you could imagine.
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Macedonia is influenced by a Mediterranean and Continental climate with four distinct seasons. As in the United States, weather patterns have been changing in recent years, so it is difficult to describe a “typical” year. July and August can be very hot and dry, with temperatures staying in the 90- to 100degree Fahrenheit range for a two-week period or longer. In the winter, the whole country can be blanketed in snow, with more snow in the north than in the south. Long underwear, winter boots, and a warm coat are necessities because of the inconsistency of heating. Because of the scarcity of air conditioning, comfortable, lightweight clothing is important for the summer months.
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You will find no shortage of entertainment opportunities during your stay in Macedonia. There are museums, concerts, theaters, athletic events, hot springs, outdoor markets, historical and ethnographic centers, coffee shops, bars, discos, and cinemas for you to enjoy. Most recently released American films are shown in theaters in English with Macedonian subtitles.
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Macedonia boasts some of the most magnificent natural areas in eastern Europe, with a great diversity of flora and fauna.  Opportunities for outdoor recreation include hiking, camping, rock climbing, and bird-watching. During the summer, Macedonians flock to Lake Ohrid to enjoy its pristine waters and beautiful scenery. During the winter, Macedonia’s several ski resorts attract skiers from all over Europe.
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One of the difficulties of finding your place as a Peace Corps Volunteer is fitting into the local culture while maintaining your own cultural identity and working as a professional. It is not an easy situation to resolve, and we can only provide you with general guidelines. While there is no hard-andfast rule, a foreigner who wears ragged or dirty clothing is likely to be considered disrespectful and possibly unreliable.  Improper attire creates difficulties in gaining the respect and acceptance of your Macedonian and Albanian colleagues. You will have occasions to dress up regularly, so bring some more formal attire in addition to professional clothes appropriate for everyday wear in the office or classroom. Think business casual.
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More detailed information about the Peace Corps’ approach to safety is contained in the Health Care and Safety chapter, but it is an important issue and cannot be overemphasized. As stated in the Volunteer Handbook, becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer entails certain safety risks. Living and traveling in an unfamiliar environment (oftentimes alone), having a limited understanding of local language and culture, and being perceived as well-off are some of the factors that can put a Volunteer at risk. Many Volunteers experience varying degrees of unwanted attention and harassment. Petty thefts and burglaries are not uncommon, and incidents of physical and sexual assault do occur, although most Macedonia Volunteers complete their two years of service without personal security incidents. The Peace Corps has established procedures and policies designed to help you reduce your risks and enhance your safety and security. These procedures and policies, in addition to safety training, will be provided once you arrive in Macedonia. At the same time, you are expected to take responsibility for your safety and well-being.
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Donald Osborn
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Country Togo
Years: 1979-1981
Site(s) Amlamé
Region(s) Plateaux
Program(s) Agriculture
Assignment(s) Animal tractionwarning.png"Animal traction" is not in the list of possible values (Agroforestry, Sustainable Agricultural Science, Farm Management and Agribusiness, Animal Husbandry, Municipal Development, Small Business Development, NGO Development, Urban and Regional Planning, Primary Teacher/Training, Secondary Teacher/Training, Math/Science Teacher/Training, Special Education/Training, Deaf/Education, Vocational Teacher/Training, University Teacher/Training, English Teacher/Training (TEFL), Environmental Education, National Park Management, Dry Land Natural Resource Conservation, Fisheries Fresh, Ecotourism Development, Coastal /Fisheries Resource Management, Public Health Education, AIDS Awareness, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Water and Sanitation Resources Engineering, Housing Construction Development, Youth, Other) for this property.
Donald Osborn started in Togo 1979
Leonard Garden, Donald Osborn
Region: Plateaux
Anne Arquette, Donald Osborn
Agriculture in Togo:Agriculture.gif
Aaron Barlow, Leonard Garden, Martin Giannini, Donald Osborn, Marek Przezdziecki, Larry Ward
Other Volunteers who served in Togo
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Anne Arquette, Kathryn Bacon Goldman, Aaron Barlow, Florice Barnum, Ann Bevilacqua, Anna Carvlin, Gary S. Collins, James Driscoll, Vilayphonh Eure, Leigh Ann Evanson, Dick Ganz, Richard Ganz, Leonard Garden, Martin Giannini, Scott Glotfelty … further results
Projects in Togo
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Akame Girls' Soccer Program, Atakpame HIV/AIDS Murals, Atakpamé HIV/AIDS Run for World AIDS Day, Atakpamé HIV/AIDS Run for World AIDS Day, Babadé Community Library and Children's Study and Recreation Area, Babadé Community Library and Children's Study and Recreation Area, Bafilo Radio Station Project, Camp UNITE 2009, Center for Community Development, Computers for Martin Luther King Jr School in Kpalimé, Computers for Martin Luther King Jr School in Kpalimé, Constructing a Grain Warehouse, Dankpen Initiative to Oppose Forced Marriage, Datcha School Construction, Djabagbal Primary School Reconstruction, Gape Animal Husbandry Grasscutter (Agouti) Project, Gape-Nyassive Cultural Center and Library, Girl's Dormitory, Guerin-Kouka Community Library, Kolos Promise for a Better Education, Kpele-Akata Women's Development Project, Madjatom Rural Health Clinic Resource, Masse-Kope School Construction, Massouhoin Rural health Clinic Renovation, Northeast Togo Reforestation and Gardening Center, Northern Togo Reforestation and Gardening, Notsé Latrine Project, Notsé Latrine Project, PAHCS Center for Community Development, Primary School Construction, Reforestation and Gardening Center, Samala-Haut Agricultural Workshop, Take Our Daughters to Work Week, Tchamba Community Basketball Court Construction, Togo Girls' Dormitory, Togo Girls' Scholarship Awards, Togo HIV/AIDS Training of Trainers, Togo Primary School Construction, Togo School Building, Zogbepime Middle School Construction
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Donald Osborn
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Country Mali
Years: 1983-1985
Site(s) Djenné
Region(s) Mopti
Program(s) Forestrywarning.png"Forestry" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture, Business, Education, Environment, Health, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Youth, Other) for this property.
Assignment(s) Village reforestationwarning.png"Village reforestation" is not in the list of possible values (Agroforestry, Sustainable Agricultural Science, Farm Management and Agribusiness, Animal Husbandry, Municipal Development, Small Business Development, NGO Development, Urban and Regional Planning, Primary Teacher/Training, Secondary Teacher/Training, Math/Science Teacher/Training, Special Education/Training, Deaf/Education, Vocational Teacher/Training, University Teacher/Training, English Teacher/Training (TEFL), Environmental Education, National Park Management, Dry Land Natural Resource Conservation, Fisheries Fresh, Ecotourism Development, Coastal /Fisheries Resource Management, Public Health Education, AIDS Awareness, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Water and Sanitation Resources Engineering, Housing Construction Development, Youth, Other) for this property.
Donald Osborn started in Mali 1983
Joshua Bishop, Donald Osborn
Region: Mopti
Joshua Bishop, Suzanne Iseminger, Chareva Smiley Naughton, Donald Osborn
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Mary Althoff, Kerry Andras, Joshua Bishop, David Bryson, Richard Davis, Linnea Fossum Eng, Kyle Gilmore, Robert Heil, Rob Hilbert, Suzanne Iseminger … further results

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Other Volunteers who served in Mali
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Mary Althoff, Kerry Andras, Joshua Bishop, Justin Brady, David Bryson, Matthew Costa, Kathryn Crotty, Richard Davis, Linnea Fossum Eng, Kyle Gilmore, Robert Heil, Rob Hilbert, Suzanne Iseminger, Lynnea West, John Marshall … further results
Projects in Mali
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Community Garden Irrigation, House of Artisans, Mango Garden, Maternity Construction, Maternity Improvements, Schools Improvement, Tourist Information Center, Village Maternity, Women's Garden Association: Well and Fencing Project, Women's Rice Cultivation
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Donald Osborn
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Country Guinea
Years: 1985-1987
Site(s) Pita
Program(s) Forestrywarning.png"Forestry" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture, Business, Education, Environment, Health, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Youth, Other) for this property.
Assignment(s) Agroforestry
Donald Osborn started in Guinea 1985
Donald Osborn
Forestry in Guinea:25px
Erin Carlson, Ellwood Colahan, Cristi Carlstead, Paul St. John Frisoli, Anthony Gemignani, John Harper, Margaret (Meg) Hemingway, Kerry Johnson, Cal Jones, Ben Kester … further results

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Other Volunteers who served in Guinea
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Justin Bhansali, Erin Carlson, Ellwood Colahan, Cristi Carlstead, Paul St. John Frisoli, Anthony Gemignani, John Harper, Margaret (Meg) Hemingway, Kerry Johnson, Cal Jones, Ben Kester, Eric Lenaeus, Nick Loewen, Susan Martonosi, Kristin O'Planick … further results
Projects in Guinea
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2009 Girls' Conference, Girls' Conference 2009, Primary School Renovation
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Served as a volunteer in 3 countries in West Africa: Togo (1979-81), Mali (1983-85), and Guinea (1986-87). Also worked as a campus recruiter at Michigan State University for one semester (1995), and as APCD Agriculture in Niger (2000-04).

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[edit] Amlamé, Togo (1979-81)

Animal traction ("antrac") volunteer based in Amlamé from December 1979 - November 1981. Assigned to PRODEBO (Projet de Développement de l'Elévage Bovin).

[edit] PST

Part of a small training group that arrived in country in September 1979: One month intensive language training in Cacavelli; a week in Atakpamé for orientation to PRODEBO (one of the projects that antrac volunteers were to be assigned to); 6 weeks' technical and language training in Kétao.

[edit] Service

Assigned to PRODEBO in Amlamé. Worked with two local project extension agents and a number of farmers groups in the Amlamé district.

[edit] Secondary projects

[edit] Djenné, Mali (1983-85)

Forestry volunteer based in Djenné from October 1983 - September 1985. Assigned to the USAID-funded Village Reforestation Project (Projet de Reboisement Villageois). Was one of the first two PCVs to serve in Djenné.

[edit] PST

Training included a Stateside technical training and an in-country training.

[edit] Stateside training in Sasabe, Arizona

Six-week forestry training (late May - beginning of July, 1983) run at Rancho de la Osa in Sasabe, Arizona. The training was connected with the University of Arizona.

[edit] In-country training in Moribabougou, Mali

Eleven week training (July-September 1983) held in the village of Moribabougou outside Bamako. This was a "mega" training of over 50 PCTs from several programs. Was part of the first small group in PC/Mali to have Fulfulde language training in addition to Bambara.

[edit] Service

Was assigned to the USAID-funded Village Reforestation Project in Djenné (the third of 3 project locations in Mopti Region), with responsibility for developing the project's tree nursery for that location. In addition to production of seedlings for outplanting, experimented with production and outplanting of over 30 local tree and bush species (some of the latter being adapted to living fences).

Participated in other project activities.

[edit] Secondary projects

[edit] Pita, Guinea (1986-87)

Agroforestry volunteer

[edit] Orientation

[edit] Service

[edit] Secondary projects

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