July 8, 2001 - UGA Baha'i Association's Home Page: What?s Corey doing in Bangladesh

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By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, April 05, 2003 - 4:18 pm: Edit Post

What?s Corey doing in Bangladesh

What?s Corey doing in Bangladesh

What?s Corey doing in Bangladesh
by Rosemarie Fanucchi

What?s Corey doing in Bangladesh
Photo: Corey sporting his Surf Dog shirt In Bangladesh.

Peace Corps Volunteer Corey Toth received a bit of home, a Surf Dog shirt sent to him by his friend, Corky Smith. Toth is teaching English to the instructors at one of Bangladesh?s Primary Training Institutes. He is the son of long-time Carpinterians Don and Jane Toth

Corey is no stranger to volunteering in far away places. In 1989-90 he lived in Botswana with the Baha?i Youth Service Corps. ?The Baha?i Youth Service Corps is an opportunity given to young members of the faith to help them understand the concept of the oneness of the human family,? Jane explained.

To prepare for the Bangladesh position, Cory volunteered to teach English as a second language two nights a week before joining the Peace Corps. Corey?s term will end in May 2002.

During his training for the Bangladesh assignment, Toth trained in the city of Mymensingh where he lived with a host family and began to learn the culture of the country. Presently his home is in Pirojpur. Corey told his family that.

Jane said though Banladeshi consider his apartment luxurious, by American standards it would be considered poverty level.

Jane said that Corey follows the lead of two other former Carpinterians. His sister, Carla, was with the Peace Corps in Panama, and Bill Chang served in Morocco. ?Bill continued to work as a Peace Corps recruiter for several years after his return,? Jane said. ?Carla, Bill and Corey?s stories about their work encouraged another friend, Corky, to join the Peace Corps. She leaves July 27 for the Philippines. Corky, Bill and Corey were classmates at Carpinteria High School in the Class of 1987.?

Jane said that Corey appreciates mail from home. If you would like to send a postcard or letter, send it to him at Chandary Villa, First Floor, Machimpur Road, Pirojpur 8500, Bangladesh.

Story Source: UGA Baha'i Association's Home Page

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By Jim Aardal (c-67-166-39-122.client.comcast.net - on Monday, November 08, 2004 - 1:00 pm: Edit Post

Hey Guys & Corey,
Our son, Christopher Aardal, was just sworn in Bangladesh and assigned to Pirojpur. Do you have any "heads-ups" or contacts that he can make in Pirojpur?
Fortunately, he will be in contact w/ another PCV in the area. But, if there are any NGO's or Expats, it may ease his transition.
Right now he has no idea of where an Internet cafe may be, nor does he know where he can make "web" contact.... jdaardal@comcast.net

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