Messages, Questions or Announcements for Burkina Faso RPCVs

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By Donald Round on Monday, October 29, 2001 - 7:45 pm: Edit Post

I was a PCV in what was then Upper Volta from 1975-1977. Are there any x-PCVs out there from UV to say hello to?


Don Round

By john Sneed on Monday, December 03, 2001 - 3:55 pm: Edit Post

Don, Get connected to old friends and UV/BF through Friends of BF. Write Dick Dietz for membership info

By david ouoba ( - on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 9:30 am: Edit Post

Am David OUOBA, am looking for Dawn Marie Lafleur. She served in Burkina Faso, in the town of Bogande, between 1985 and 1987.
my email is

thank you for assistance

By Nancy Tongue ( - on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 3:01 am: Edit Post

Do you have a chronic illness or disability related to your Peace
Corps service? Are you dealing with OWCP to obtain medical benefits
or disability payments? If so, the following group may be of
interest to you:

A group of RPCVs with OWCP claims are banding together in an attempt
to get better service from OWCP, PC Medical Office, etc. Please
feel free to join us!
Nancy Tongue
Chile 1980-82

By jeffrey culpepper ( on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 6:53 am: Edit Post

Looking for Tony Newman 77-79 Dedegou. Last known address was in Kuala Lumpur. I'm currently in KL and Tony is no longer at that address. If anyone has a new address please let me know.Jeffrey Culpepper 77-79

By KellyMcCormick ( - on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 4:04 pm: Edit Post

I just accepted my invitation to serve in Burkina Faso, and I am extremely excited! I leave August 1, 2005 for staging. Please send any stories/thoughts/advice to

By Hank John Koskamp ( - on Saturday, August 27, 2005 - 7:11 pm: Edit Post

I am a Canadian who started blind farmer rehab centres in Zabre sous-prefecture, 1981 to 1988, also in Garango and Ouargaye. Would like to chat with PCVs who were in those areas.
I met a "Tom" who was in Zoaga,1975 in Ghana and a PCV in Ouagaye, in 1975 at a farm show in Bawku, Ghana.
please email:

By Hank Koskamp ( - on Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:48 pm: Edit Post

I was a Canadian volunteer the same time in Ghana, in a village bordering on Upper Volta. I met Tom, a PCV, in a village, Zoaga, across the border from where I was, And met a PCV who was at Ouargaye.
I later worked on an oncho project in Zabre area of Burkina Faso 1981 to 1988.
Where were you posted?
email me:

Hank Koskamp

By Stephanie Gottlieb ( - on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 1:47 pm: Edit Post

I just accepted my invitation to serve in Burkina Faso beginning in September 2006. I will be working as a Small Business Advisor.

Any advice or information? Would love to know more about this country and the peace corps experience! THANKS!


By Anonymous ( - on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 5:01 pm: Edit Post


I've been invited to serve in Burkina Faso in June 2006. I'm having some trouble deciding what to pack.. I would really appreciate some help from recent or current volunteers. Are Ipods a good idea or should I take a walkman instead? What about tents, mosquito nets..?? Any essentials??

By Admin1 (admin) ( - on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 5:26 pm: Edit Post

For packing suggestions for Burkina Faso, take a look at Cathy Seeley's web site at:

For prospective volunteers...

On your way to Burkina Faso as a Peace Corps volunteer (PCV)? Future PCVs often ask me what they should pack. In talking with other volunteers, here are a few ideas. But first, the main thing in common among many of us is that we discovered that we needed a lot less than we thought we did. But having a few special things from home, or a few minor luxuries or conveniences, can make a difference if you start feeling a bit alone or out of touch.

So below is a totally arbitrary list of personal suggestions and considerations about what to take in your precious limited packing space. Some of this may duplicate what Peace Corps has suggested.

Best Regards,


By Chrissy Hart ( on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 3:54 pm: Edit Post

I leave in June '06 for Burkina Faso as well (as a Community Development volunteer participating in the Girls' Education and Empowerment program) and would love to hear from anyone who has any pertinent suggestions or experiences to relate...things to be particularly cognizant of, places to see, tips for preparation, etc.

Thanks so much!

By kerrysly on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 7:23 am: Edit Post

The E-Mail address for Kerry Sly is now

best regards

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