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1970: carolyn payne served in Venezuela in Ciudad Ojeda, Barquisimeto beginning in 1970
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer carolyn payne can be contacted at bcarolynaicnetdcomdve
Country of Service: Venezuela
Training Group: PE teacher trainers
Cities you served in: Ciudad Ojeda, Barquisimeto
Arrival Year: '72
Departure Year: '74
Worked with the program "Mejoramiento" to train normal school teachers in the area of PE.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Two months after I returned in '74, my Venezuelan boyfriend called me up and proposed. I returned and we have been together for 31 years now. We have a daughter and son and one granddaughter. Victor is retired from the Polytechnic University and I am head of the English Department at the Barquisimeto campus of the National Teachers' University.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
They changed the direction of my life. After returning to marry Victor, I went from PE teacher to English teacher.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone in my group, Nancy Chase, Mel Otero.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Not a good time to think of visiting Venezuela if you have an urge to.
Originally posted: April 28, 2005
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|By Kelly Grogan (c-24-23-45-241.hsd1.ca.comcast.net - 184.108.40.206) on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 12:21 am: Edit Post|
Hi! I am thinking of going to teach at the School of Morachas in Cuidad Ojeda. Do you have any thoughts of a young, american girl living in Cuidad Ojeda? I would appreciate any feedback you can offer. Thank you!