Cuso International West

Your Passport to Global Citizenship

Category: Non-Profit
Marian Dodds serving in Ethiopia 2010-2013 -Podcast #303

Cuso International

Aug 29 2011




Marian is retired after a career in education that included teaching at secondary and post secondary levels, conselling and coordinating programs in social justice at the British Columbia Teachers' Federation. She has just completed a year of volunteer...

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Ugen Lhazin CUSO-VSO West Intern -Podcast #302

Cuso International

Aug 27 2011




Ugen is from Bhutan and just graduated from Quest University in British Columbia. She studied International Development with a focus on child rights and child protection. She is currently an intern at CUSO-VSO West in hopes to make connections and lear...

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Dara Parker - New Public Engagement Officer CUSO-VSO West -Podcast #300

Cuso International

Aug 23 2011




Umeeda Switlo interviews her new replacement as she prepares to leave on assignment in Rwanda for 3 months. Dara Parker talks about her volunteer experience in Lesotho, her experiences on the Ship for World Youth, and her work with the United Nations ...

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Wayne Helfrich served in Thailand 1969-1971 -Podcast #299

Cuso International

Aug 21 2011




Wayne went to Thailand as a CUSO volunteer when he was 21 years old. He taught English in a Teachers College, in a small village south of Bangkok. After his service with CUSO, he stayed for 4 more months to build a school. He went back 40 years later a...

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Bert Groenenberg served in Botswana 1982-1984 -Podcast #298

Cuso International

Aug 18 2011




Bert volunteered in Botswana working at “The southern rural development association”. He really enjoyed living with the local community and learning from them. He was open-minded and learned from people who have different ways of thinking. ...

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Lillian and Bruce Mack served in Ghana 1969-1972 -Podcast #297

Cuso International

Aug 16 2011




Lillian had a degree in library science and Bruce had just graduated from political sciences when they decided to volunteer overseas. They ended up teaching English in Ghana in a small town. They fell in love with the country and stayed there 6 years. ...

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Don and Darleen Hendry served in Ghana 1969-1971 -Podcast #296

Cuso International

Aug 14 2011




Don and Darleen taught 2 years in the Women Training Teaching College in Tamali. During the second year, Darleen also organized the new library and assumed the role of the librarian. They learnt a lot about the Ghanaian culture and that gave them more...

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Judy and Pat Hughes applied for a position in Bolivia -Podcast #295

Cuso International

Aug 12 2011




Judy and Pat's son went to Bolivia with Canada World Youth for 3 month. This experience influenced them to apply for a CUSO-VSO placement overseas. Judy's expertise is in Human Resources and Pat has an industry background and now works with the governm...

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Margaret Turley served in Nigeria from 1981-1982 -Podcast #294

Cuso International

Aug 10 2011




Margaret went to Nigeria as a Physiotherapist and occupational therapist. She worked in a leprosy hospital in the North East of the country. She was trained in the Leprosy hospital of Louisiana before going on assignment. Even if it was a challenging p...

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Mary Hunter and Bruce Petch served in Malaysia 1984-1986 and Indonesia 1987-1989 -Podcast #293

Cuso International

Aug 08 2011




Mary and Bruce were already very involved in their community in Saskatoon and very interested in International Development when they decided to volunteer with CUSO. Bruce was working in forestry and resources management. Mary first worked in disability...

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