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|lastname= Feingold
|site=Achajur
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|country= Malaysia
|region=Tavush
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|country=Armenia
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|firstname=William
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|site= Kuala Krai
|lastname= Dickinson
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|state= Virginia
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|counterpartfirstname= Curt
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|counterpartlastname= Von Boguslawski
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== Description of Service ==
  
  
==Achajur Maps==
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== About Bob Feingold  Today ==
A practical Application of the Training Acquired during [[Tavush GIS Project]] in [[2005]].
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After three years as a semi effective PCV in late 1969, with my $500 go-home allowance in pocket and little else, I was pondering rest-of-my-life possibilities with the the madam in the old Tivoli Bar on Batu Rd in KL. Old Molly was sympathetic and steered me into a very well paying in-country job. Now, almost forty years later I have retired in Kota Bharu and although old Molly and the Tivoli are long gone I still see former students; great friends and great drinking buddies.  
  
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The PCV years were great but the following years were better and much more effective in a way that PC service could never be. The PC experience was just too dissipated and transient: I taught ~200 pupils per year and probably had a lasting effect two or three or four, if any. The government's goal was universal secondary education for all. We were brought in to fill a staffing gap due to the aggressive expansion of Malay language secondary education and the building of hundreds of new secondary schools.  Simultaneously the Malaysian teacher training system was cranked up turning out more teachers able to instruct in Malay. The Min. of Education simply needed us to fill in until they could catch up and staff the expanded Malay language education system.
  
||<flickr>3519742163|thumb|m|left|Village Engineer’s drawing of the Achajur Irrigation supply system.</flickr>
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The time spent working and interacting with co-teachers had no long term effect. We were a curiosity, an amusement, an interloper who would go away and be replaced by a more acceptable local teacher who could teach in Malay, fit the vision of 100% Malay language education. We eased the transition and contributed to the phase out of English language instruction.  
 
 
||<flickr>3519741595|thumb|m|left|Soviet topo map of Achajur with highly detail, though often incorrect information.</flickr>
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3519741805|thumb|m|left|1:100,000 Soviet Topographical Map of Achajur, Simpler with little correction needed.</flickr>
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We served a purpose: we filled a gap, but we as English medium teachers, we were extraneous to the government's  vision of nation building: universal education in the national language. I not think either the PC directors or the Malaysian government really expected us to leave footprints.  Within five years all IA was taught in Malay in government schools.
  
||<flickr>3520554794|thumb|m|left|Achajur Land stat image, color coded to show the types of vegetation and land use/ land cover.</flickr>
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The post PCV in-country experience has been much more effective and rewarding simply because I had the money to focus on individual potential and need: Twenty dollars per month kept a bright kid in school; a hundred paid for university accommodation; a few thousand put someone through a two or three year diploma course; fifty capped broken front teeth. We have assisted many: twenty or thirty or forty, I do not know. The majority, not all, have seen a success that would have been impossible without our assistance.
  
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To some the above might smell a bit like "white man's burden", that's fine, call it what you want, but the long term effect far surpassed anything I accomplished as a $120/month PCV.
  
||<flickr>3520554888|thumb|m|left|1:100,000 scale map with shade provided by DEM (Digital Elevation Model).</flickr>
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Perhaps, after a period of in-country orientation, today's PCV's should be given an assistance allowance and really have an effect.
 
 
||<flickr>3520554992|thumb|m|left|1:100,000 Scale map with overlay of 1:50,000 scale map.</flickr>
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3520555736|thumb|m|left|Map of the layout of the fields and roads in the Achajur village district, the plots watered.</flickr>
 
 
 
||<flickr>3519743441|thumb|m|left|Several layers overlaid with the waypoints of the locations of the pipe valves labeled.</flickr>
 
  
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||<flickr>3519743561|thumb|m|left|Geo-positioned map created in AutoCAD with waypoint Info and elevation info.</flickr>
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== Requiescat In Pace 28-05-2011 ==
  
||<flickr>3519743589|thumb|m|left|3-D perceptive view from the south toward Achajur with the main road framework.</flickr>
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Bob departed this Earth after suffering post-op trauma from knee surgery. Bob slipped into a coma and did not regain consciousness. He was a kind and caring, always helpful person and will be dearly missed by the many who knew him.
  
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== External Links ==
  
||<flickr>3520557170|thumb|m|left|3-D perceptive Track lines from driving and walking around the village.</flickr>
 
  
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==Graphs with High Points based on GPS waypoints==
 
  
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||<flickr>3519744261|thumb|m|left|Fall based on initial hand drawn community proposal.</flickr>
 
 
||<flickr>3519744135|thumb|m|left|Fall based on GPS measured revised proposal.</flickr>
 
 
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== Publications based on Peace Corps Experience ==
  
==March 2005 Photos ==
 
  
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||<flickr>3519744115|thumb|m|left|Site before Dam construction (March 05).</flickr>
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== References  ==
 
 
  
||<flickr>3520557744|thumb|m|left|Pipes delivery for project (March 05).</flickr>
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||<flickr>3519744291|thumb|m|left|BSLT project coordinator Nichole during pipe delivery (March 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
  
||<flickr>3520557656|thumb|m|left|Evacuation pipeline. Pipeline is buried for over a kilometer. (March 05).</flickr>
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||<flickr>3519744397|thumb|m|left|Trench has a T for pipes running into the fields  (March 05).</flickr>
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==June 2005 Photos ==
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3520557954|thumb|m|left|Delivery of pipes near Dam site (June 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
 
 
||<flickr>3520558004|thumb|m|left|Excavator assisting in the positioning of the pipeline (June 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3520558294|thumb|m|left|Welding of the pipes (June 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
||<flickr>3519744485|thumb|m|left|Pipes on the side of the road, awaiting ditch excavation (June 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3519745123|thumb|m|left|Fields and housing that will be assisted through project (June 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
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==July 2005 Photos ==
 
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||<flickr>3519747077|thumb|m|left|1930s era Hyrostation near the Azerbaijan border Pump Station for fields around Achajur (July 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
 
 
||<flickr>3519746961|thumb|m|left|Pump and generators (July 05).</flickr>
 
 
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||<flickr>3519747029|thumb|m|left|New Stadium built in Achajur (July 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
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==August 2005 Photos ==
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3520558350|thumb|m|left|Diversion while foundation of spill dam is setting (August 05).</flickr>
 
||<flickr>3520558434|thumb|m|left|Dry steam bed  (August 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3519745215|thumb|m|left|A typical value and coated pipe before being buried (August 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
||<flickr>3519745183|thumb|m|left|Pipes supported on false work before being buried (August 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3519745493|thumb|m|left|Town of Achajur in the back road of ditch for one of the pipe lines (August 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
||<flickr>3520558598|thumb|m|left|Pump Station for fields around Achajur (August 05).</flickr>
 
 
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||<flickr>3519745383|thumb|m|left|Broken and Cannibalized piping systems (August 05).</flickr>
 
 
||<flickr>3519745643|thumb|m|left|Working with Community Engineers (August 05).</flickr>
 
 
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||<flickr>3519745605|thumb|m|left|Pumps at pump house at the base of the field are no longer operating because of age, poor construction quality and lack of cheap plentiful electricity(August 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
||<flickr>3520559034|thumb|m|left|Examining the old pump stations with community engineer (August 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
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==September 2005 Photos ==
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3519745325|thumb|m|left|Dam site for inlets for Fields Inlet to main pipe (September 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
 
 
||<flickr>3519745297|thumb|m|left|Structure under construction (September 05).</flickr>
 
 
 
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==October 2005 Photos ==
 
 
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3520559310|thumb|m|left|Spill dam after a heavy rain, with air bleed in on the pipe (Oct 05)</flickr>
 
 
 
 
 
||<flickr>3520559116|thumb|m|left|Taking measurements for a drawing of the dam and the spill way, overflow gate, and sediment basin? (Oct 05)</flickr>
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3520559362|thumb|m|left|Walking trackline for the piping. (Oct 05)</flickr>
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3519746105|thumb|m|left|Trying to get a measurement for the high point in the system. (Oct 05)</flickr>
 
 
 
 
 
||<flickr>3519746215|thumb|m|left|“Y” joint for 150mm pipe. (Oct 05)</flickr>
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3520559602|thumb|m|left|Village Engineer walking the fields during the evaluation (Oct 05)</flickr>
 
 
 
 
 
||<flickr>3519746451|thumb|m|left|Partly buried valves and pipes near the grape fields, with Armen and village engineer. (Oct 05)</flickr>
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3520559784|thumb|m|left|Old irrigation lines in the grape fields, some can be reused. (Oct 05)</flickr>
 
 
 
||<flickr>3520559894|thumb|m|left|New pipeline bypassing the pump house. (Oct 05)</flickr>
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3519746927|thumb|m|left|219mm pipe and valve continuing to the pump house. (Oct 05)</flickr>
 
 
 
 
 
||<flickr>3520560100|thumb|m|left|“T” 150 mm off of main line. (Oct 05)</flickr>
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3519746559|thumb|m|left|Inspection the high point on the pipeline for remeasuring. (Oct 05)</flickr>
 
 
 
||<flickr>3520560420|thumb|m|left|Typical 150mm “T” to some of the grape fields. (Oct 05)</flickr>
 
 
 
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||<flickr>3519746987|thumb|m|left|Using the GPS device in the car to experiment with establishing track lines on the roads.(Oct 05) </flickr>
 
 
 
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Description of Service

About Bob Feingold Today

After three years as a semi effective PCV in late 1969, with my $500 go-home allowance in pocket and little else, I was pondering rest-of-my-life possibilities with the the madam in the old Tivoli Bar on Batu Rd in KL. Old Molly was sympathetic and steered me into a very well paying in-country job. Now, almost forty years later I have retired in Kota Bharu and although old Molly and the Tivoli are long gone I still see former students; great friends and great drinking buddies.

The PCV years were great but the following years were better and much more effective in a way that PC service could never be. The PC experience was just too dissipated and transient: I taught ~200 pupils per year and probably had a lasting effect two or three or four, if any. The government's goal was universal secondary education for all. We were brought in to fill a staffing gap due to the aggressive expansion of Malay language secondary education and the building of hundreds of new secondary schools. Simultaneously the Malaysian teacher training system was cranked up turning out more teachers able to instruct in Malay. The Min. of Education simply needed us to fill in until they could catch up and staff the expanded Malay language education system.

The time spent working and interacting with co-teachers had no long term effect. We were a curiosity, an amusement, an interloper who would go away and be replaced by a more acceptable local teacher who could teach in Malay, fit the vision of 100% Malay language education. We eased the transition and contributed to the phase out of English language instruction.

We served a purpose: we filled a gap, but we as English medium teachers, we were extraneous to the government's vision of nation building: universal education in the national language. I not think either the PC directors or the Malaysian government really expected us to leave footprints. Within five years all IA was taught in Malay in government schools.

The post PCV in-country experience has been much more effective and rewarding simply because I had the money to focus on individual potential and need: Twenty dollars per month kept a bright kid in school; a hundred paid for university accommodation; a few thousand put someone through a two or three year diploma course; fifty capped broken front teeth. We have assisted many: twenty or thirty or forty, I do not know. The majority, not all, have seen a success that would have been impossible without our assistance.

To some the above might smell a bit like "white man's burden", that's fine, call it what you want, but the long term effect far surpassed anything I accomplished as a $120/month PCV.

Perhaps, after a period of in-country orientation, today's PCV's should be given an assistance allowance and really have an effect.


Requiescat In Pace 28-05-2011

Bob departed this Earth after suffering post-op trauma from knee surgery. Bob slipped into a coma and did not regain consciousness. He was a kind and caring, always helpful person and will be dearly missed by the many who knew him.

External Links

Publications based on Peace Corps Experience

References

(for all information above)