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1966: Geraldine Gillio served in Iran in Ahvaz beginning in 1966
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Geraldine Gillio can be contacted at gerrygillioahotmaildcom
Country of Service: Iran
Training Group: Group 13 summer of 1966 in Austin Texas
Cities you served in: Ahvaz
Arrival Year: 1966
Departure Year: 1968
TEFL in girls' high schools
and in a boy's orphanage in Ahvaz
Running a summer kindergarten in an
orphanage in Kermanshah
Taught English evenings to adults in an Iran-America Society type school
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Returned to teaching world and American history at Snyder High School in Jersey City, NJ and retired in 1996. I do volunteer work with the International Institute of NJ and with the RPCV-NJ group (co-president)
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It enriched my life in many ways. I am still in contact with my "Iranian family" and have been honored to be godmother to a child and two grandchildren of my best Iranian friend.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone who is in Group 13-especially Carl J. Penton of Pensacola Florida
Any message for returned volunteers?:
If you are a member of an area or COS group, please get involved. There is a real need for committee and board members. Many hands make light work.
Originally posted: April 28, 2005
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