PCV who served at Gambo Catholic School around 1969/72, Arsi, Ethiopia

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By Abdella Hussein on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 10:32 am: Edit Post

I only remember that your name was Mr. Van. You Taught English in Gambo Catholic School in Arsi region. You used to show us magic in the class room. You taught us English composition. I was your top student. But one day I lost contest. The contest was that you asked us as many words as possible from Tuberculosis. Your sercond student won the contest and got a book, because he used dictionary. I used my head and lost it. I sobbed in the class and told me that next time I could win. You used to take me with you on your motor bike. I cling to you and travel with you any where. I remember that one day when Huluka river was full you carried your M.bike to the other side of the river asnd came back to carry me to acroos the river, on your shoulder. I could not forget those days and I feel so bad. I terribly miss you. Now I am in US. I graduated from veterinary school in Ethiopia and did may masters in veterinary science before coming to US. It the result of your effort that pushed me along to achieve my objectives. You are different from some people I encountered even here. How did you feel when you were told by the dictsator military regime to leave the country during revolution. That should be teribble. I have a story to tell you too. It only the love and respect I have for you to continue leaving in US. My name is Abdella Hussein. Jumpy kid. scaped from forced marriage at that time, now looking for you. Some say that Americans did not teach in Cathilic school. But I know that you are member of Peace corps. I ask other members to help me find out this wonderdul man. Thank you all PCVs.
my e-mail: duawot at yahoo dot com.

By hassan (dsl216-100.adsl.no - on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 8:52 am: Edit Post

thank you Abeda you are wnderfull. how can I meet this brave oromo girl.

By Tesfaye Kiros (kbl-gs13837.zeelandnet.nl - on Friday, December 15, 2006 - 2:14 pm: Edit Post

My name is Tesfaye Kiros from Korem, Ethiopia. I am looking for Mr. and Mrs. Billings. They arranged and helped me attend high school in Addis Abeba.Please help me find them and that is the only thing that I miss in my life. I would like to meet them where ever they are.

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