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Calvin and Evelyn Barker served in Tanzania in 1989 -Podcast #292

Cuso International

Aug 06 2011




Calvin was an electrical inspector for the province of BC before volunteering with CUSO-VSO. In Zanzibar, he taught construction and electricity in a college. Evelyn ended up working in an international school, teaching English and music. They learnt S...

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Trevor Chandler served in Tanzania 1970-1972 -Podcast #291

Cuso International

Aug 04 2011




Trevor served with CUSO in Tanzania near Arusha at the Matone farming training facility. He served with his father, John Chandler. Trevor had a PhD in Biology and his father was a professional bee keeper. Brought in Lillooet they shared their bee keepi...

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Wayne Bennett served in Uganda from 1970-1972 -Podcast #290

Cuso International

Aug 02 2011




Wayne had just graduated in Civil engineering form the University of Toronto when he applied to serve with CUSO-VSO. He worked with the Ministry of Public works in water and draining section. He had a Ugandan Cheif engineer which was still very unusual...

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Veena Gokhale served in Tanzania from 2005-2007-Podcast #289

Cuso International

Jul 31 2011




Veena was already working in international development in Ottawa before serving oversea with CUSO-VSO. In Tanzania she worked with a non-profit called “Education rights” which is working to reform the education system in Tanazania. She help...

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Sharon and Ken Schmucker served in Uganda from 1970-1972 -Podcast #288

Cuso International

Jul 29 2011




Sharon and Ken decided to volunteer with CUSO to do something for the world. Ken worked in the agriculture mechanization division. He supervised the maintenance of the project's equipment to help the mechanization of the agriculture in Uganda. At the s...

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Roy Fischer served in Nigeria from 1962-1964 and Field Staff Officer in Uganda -Podcast #287

Cuso International

Jul 27 2011




Roy taught in High school in a little town in the North of Lagos. After volunteering he worked with international students at the University of Toronto. Roy wanted to go back to work overseas. He was the field staff officer in Uganda for several years....

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Melvin Perry served in Guyana from 1968-1970 -Podcast #286

Cuso International

Jul 25 2011




Melvin met his wife Philipa in Guyana. They were both teaching mathematics in the same school. Melvin remembers the warmness of Caribbean people. After this experience they went to New York. Philippa finished her PhD and Melvin worked at Wall Street. T...

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John Piper served in Mozambique from 1984-1987-Podcast #285

Cuso International

Jul 23 2011




John, graduated in economics, was recruited to work for the City of Maputo and was implementing a local sanitation project. At this time, Mozambique was in the middle of a civil war. John saw the history of the country being written, from the war to th...

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John and Brenda Armstrong served in Uganda from 1970-1972 -Podcast #284

Cuso International

Jul 21 2011




Brenda taught English and French and John worked in the Ministry of Works, especially on water supply issues. They were living in a small town in a rural area. They really enjoyed the people, the land and the wildlife. Brenda was amazed at how people w...

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Hugh Winzor served in Tanzania from 1966-1969 -Podcast #283

Cuso International

Jul 19 2011




Hugh was served in one of the first groups of CUSO volunteer. He served in Tanzania at a period of great change in the country. He was at the first anniversary of the independence of Zanzibar. Hugh was working in information and tourism as a teacher an...

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