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Sine Heitmann is a VSO UK volunteer serving in Zanzibar, Tanzania- Podcast # 241

Cuso International

Jan 30 2011




Sine came to VSO with a Masters in Tourism. She had lectured at several Universities in the UK. She came to Jambiani Tourism Training Institute which is operated by a Canadian NGO called Hands Across Borders in September and is contributing to the trai...

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Nareena Switlo is serving in Zanibar Tanznia- 2010-2011- Podcast # 240

Cuso International

Jan 27 2011




Nareena Switlo graduated from the University of Victoria in Anthropology with an extensive background in the entertainment and tourism sector. She went to Zanzibar as an independent volunteer and then was recruited in country as a CUSO-VSO volunteer.
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CUSO-VSO 50th Anniversary, John Coward, served in Nigeria 1970, Podcast #239

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Jan 21 2011




John Coward served in Nigeria in 1970 as a University lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University. John shares some of his memories and experiences with Matt Whiteman, a CUSO-VSO volunteer, at the 50th Anniversary event at UBC on December 4th, 2010.
This po...

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CUSO-VSO 50th Anniversary, Duncan Etches, served in Ethiopia, 1967-1969, #238

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Jan 19 2011




Duncan Etches spent two years at the Tafari Makonnen school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A graduate of UBC, first in Chemistry and then medical school, Duncan remembers the the value of learning from his placement overseas. Duncan has remained interested ...

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CUSO-VSO 50th Anniversary, Tami Moffat, Brenda Woosnam, and Jennifer Mitton, served in Nigeria 1984-86, Podcast #237

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Jan 17 2011




Tami Moffat, Brenda Woosnam, and Jennifer Mitton all served together in Nigeria from 1984-86. They all spent their time in Nigeria working as teachers in teacher training colleges.
The ladies shared their stories and experiences with Matt Whiteman, a...

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CUSO-VSO 50th Anniversary, Linda Pennels, Kathy Cook, Mena de Sousa, served in Papua New Guinea, Podcast #236

Cuso International

Jan 15 2011




Linda Pennels, Kathy Cook and Mena de Sousa met while doing their placements in Papua New Guinea.
The ladies spoke with Joey Chopra, a CUSO-VSO volunteer, at the 50th anniversary event at UBC on December 4th, 2010.
This podcast was recorded during C...

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CUSO-VSO 50th Anniversary, Bill Dales, served in Jamaica, 1967-1969, #235

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Jan 14 2011




CUSO-VSO 50th Anniversary, Bill Dales, served in Kingston, Jamaica, 1967-1969
Bill served as a social worker in psychiatric settings and recounts two stories about the stresses of shopping, swearing and driving in an unfamiliar environment.

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CUSO-VSO 50th Anniversary, Susan Anstine, Served in Ghana 1965-67, Podcast #234

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Jan 11 2011




Susan Anstine (formerly Susan Mary Smith) served with CUSO in Sunyani, Ghana from 1965-67 as a French teacher. Susan recalls some of the difficulties of her time in Ghana - the bugs and homesickness - but also the rewarding relationships with her stude...

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CUSO-VSO 50th Anniversary, Ron LeBlanc, Served in Mombasa Kenya, 2001-2003, Podcast #233

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Jan 09 2011




Ron LeBlanc taught carpentry and mathematic at Mombasa Polytechnic in Kenya. He served from September 2001-2003. Ron reflects on his experience overseas in an interview with Mola Shahsavari.

This podcast was recorded during CUSO-VSO's 50th Annivers...

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CUSO-VSO 50th Anniversary, Dave MacRae, Served in Nigeria 1970-73, Podcast #232

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Jan 07 2011




Dave MacRae spent three years in Nigeria with CUSO after graduating from the University of Alberta. He spent his time there teaching french. Dave fondly recalls the 'happy people' and the pace of life, ie 'African time'. He tells one story of how his s...

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