May 25, 2003 - Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation: Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation

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By Admin1 (admin) on Sunday, May 25, 2003 - 3:28 pm: Edit Post

Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation



Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation

Continuing our commitment...

PCNAF is dedicated to supporting Nigeria's development efforts through education. The organization serves as a catalyst for enhancing interest in Nigeria and fostering greater cooperation between U.S. and Nigerian citizens.

Back in the 1960's, thousands of Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV's) served in Nigeria. For a while, in fact, the newly independent country was host to the single largest Peace Corps program. But then the Peace Corps had to withdraw while Nigeria suffered through years of civil war, military rule and mismanagement.

It's been more than thirty years now since Peace Corps had a significant presence in Nigeria. Yet, many former volunteers (RPCV's) cherish the memory of their service there and feel a desire to play a constructive role in the country's development. That is what led a group of RPCV's in the Washington, DC area to form the Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation (PCNAF) in 2000. They wanted to provide a vehicle for RPCVs, former Peace Corps staff, and other individuals and organizations interested in supporting development efforts in Nigeria, to make an on-going contribution.

PCNAF is dedicated to supporting Nigeria's development efforts through education. The organization is committed to serving as a catalyst here in the United States for enhancing interest in Nigeria and fostering greater cooperation between U.S. and Nigerian citizens.

Education played an important role in the Peace Corps' mission in Nigeria right from the very start, and the majority of PCV's worked as teachers. That's because Peace Corps and the Nigerian government understood that education is a key to economic development.

The entire country benefits when its citizens can read, write and fully participate in social and economic life. Economic growth is driven by people with knowledge. For example, educated and skilled individuals are able to earn higher incomes. And that helps to build a larger tax base - providing funds that can be used to build better roads, schools and hospitals.



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By Dele Ogunremi on Saturday, July 26, 2003 - 3:20 am: Edit Post

To whom it may concern

For about 3 years now, I have been trying to locate Mr. Tom E. Frisch, a former Peace Corp member who served in Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1967-69. Tom taught Physics and Chemistry at the Baptist Boys' High School, Abeokuta.

Because of Tom's friendship with my father who was a fellow teacher, my brother and I lived with Tom for a number of months in 1968. I have very fond memories of the time.

I am writing to seek your help in establishing contact with Tom Frisch.

Sincerely,

Dele Ogunremi
Saskatoon, Canada
Ogunremi@shaw.ca
Phone (306) 343-0911

By oliver okasi (pool-162-84-226-196.ny5030.east.verizon.net - 162.84.226.196) on Monday, December 22, 2003 - 3:03 pm: Edit Post

To Whom It May Concern:
DAVID SMITH & MARY SMITH - PEACE CORPS NIGERIA 1964 1965

I shall be quite grateful if someone can put me in touch with one David Smith and/or wife, Mary Smith. Both husband and wife worked as peace corps teaching English Language or literature at Queens School, Enugu, Nigeria in 1964 - 1965. When they returned to the U.S. they lived in Middletown or Deep River or Old Saybrook - Connecticut. Later they had children: Sera and Ann. I saw them last at our wedding in Washington, D.C. in 1974. THANKS

Gratefully Yours,
Oliver Okasi & Ugboaku Okasi
Long Island, Ny (516) 333-7545; (718)-497-5976

By Dele Ogunremi (cpe0019b95ec62d-cm0019475e135c.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com - 74.105.250.209) on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 10:24 pm: Edit Post

Re: search for Tom E. Frisch

Further to my earlier message, I would like to update my contact should anyone have any information that would help link me up with Tom Frisch who served in Nigeria between 1967 and '69.

In anticipation,

Dele Ogunremi
Ottawa

ogunremi@rogers.com

By Georgina Wanzu (adsl-19-253-232.bna.bellsouth.net - 68.19.253.232) on Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 12:19 pm: Edit Post

Miss hilferty, a Peace Corp member taught English at Idi Aba Government Women's Teachers' college, Abeokuta in 1963/64. I found out she was an NYU graduate when I came to that same university later. I also learnt she lived in Boston, Mass.

She was a big influence to my academic life. Please contact Ebifou3@aol.com


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