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Guy Desrosiers a servi au Ghana from 1965-1968 - Podcast #282

Cuso International

Jul 17 2011




Interviewed by Christine Messier and is in French
Guy a enseigné le français dans une école anglaise au Ghana et en tant que canadien il était responsable de l'entrainement des équipes de Hockey ! Il se souvient de ...

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George Wright, served in Tanzania from1968-1970 -Podcast #281

Cuso International

Jul 15 2011




George first taught western history in Ghana with the foreign affairs agency. So when he volunteered in Tanzania with CUSO, he chose to teach African History and Politics, far from the colonialism state of mind at the time. He faced a lot of barriers t...

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George Bell served in Uganda and Botswana from 1971-1972 - Podcast #280

Cuso International

Jul 13 2011




George taught mathematics in the Aga Khan secondary school in Kampala, where 60% of the students were Asian. So, when the Indians were expelled by Idi Amin in 1972 all classes were cancelled. George never taught in this school again, but he met a good ...

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Diane Stamp served in Trinidad and Tobago from 1968-1970 - Podcast #279

Cuso International

Jul 11 2011




Even if she was on this beautiful island which is known as a vacation spot, Diane worked hard to teach cookery in a secondary school. She prepared students for their O levels exams. She learned to cook the local food which involved many more spices. Di...

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David Turback, served in Kenya and Uganda from 1968-1970 - Podcast #278

Cuso International

Jul 09 2011




David went in Nairobi and Kampala as a practical engineer. He was supervising the installation of the electric system in the post office and telecommunication office. He remembers how he used to enjoy the East African way of life. Dave you helped wire ...

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Andria Spindel served in Kenya from 1968-1969 - Podcast #277

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Jul 07 2011




A Graduate in anthropology and sociology at 19, Andria went to Kenya with CUSO-VSO with a strong taste for adventure. She taught in a secondary school for Tubu-tubu girls in the bush in the North of Nairobi. When she came back she worked in social deve...

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Pierre Lessard served in Niger from 1972-1974 -Podcast #276

Cuso International

Jul 05 2011




Pierre worked in a Primary Health care centre in North Niger. As an Obstetrician, he faced a lot of challenges to practice medicine there. The lack of water and the difficult conditions in the Sahara taught him a different way of living. This experienc...

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Lisa Voormeij served in The Gambia, 2006-2007 - Podcast #275

Cuso International

Jul 05 2011




Lisa worked with the National Women Farmers' Association in The Gambia. She was inspired by the hard working, regal, and beautiful Gambian women. She was amazed with how happy they were even in their simple lives. Her volunteering experience gave Lisa...

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Gudrun Ley served in Vanuatu 1988-1990- Podcast #274

Cuso International

Jul 03 2011




Gudrun Ley served as Special Program Assistant with CUSO-VSO in Vanuatu in 1988-1990. She established various furniture factories and trained factory managers in Vanuatu. Including her volunteering stint, she stayed in Vanuatu for 20 years.

This p...

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Jim Guy served in Nigeria in 2010 - Podcast # 273

Cuso International

Jul 01 2011




Jim Guy served for six months with the fishing communities in Nigeria.

This podcast was recorded during CUSO-VSO's 50th Anniversary Kick-off celebrations in Victoria, B.C. CUSO-VSO is proud to honor 15,000 volunteers and 35 million service hours in...

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