1969: (Roberta) Bobbie Altman served in Uganda in Ft. Portal beginning in 1969

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1969: (Roberta) Bobbie Altman served in Uganda in Ft. Portal beginning in 1969

1969: (Roberta) Bobbie Altman served in Uganda in Ft. Portal beginning in 1969

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Roberta) Bobbie Altman can be contacted at ysp-baacomcastdnet

Country of Service: Uganda

Training Group: Uganda (first in-country training group)

Cities you served in: Ft. Portal

Arrival Year: 1969

Departure Year: 1971

Work Description:

taught visual arts at St. Leo's College, an all boys secondary school.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

got my MA in Studio and Art Education and have spent the majority of my career doing artist in residencies, teaching to the most disadvantaged
citizens. I have been teaching on and off in the State Prison system in California since 1981.
Currently I teach a mixed media class at San Quentin State Prison and have my own studio in the SF Bay area where I have lived since 1988.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

As many others have said, this experience truly change my life in so many ways, from learning that teaching art was as much in my blood as creating it, to always having the desire to travel and live in other parts of the world. In 1976 I spent 10 months travelling through S.E. Asia. Just recently I came back from 3 weeks of hiking and living in the Amazon Rain Forest with the Indios of Ecuador. The closest I have come to getting back to Uganda was a trip with my husband to Tanzania and Zanzibar in 1997.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Any and all who lived through the experiences of Uganda, Ft. Portal in those early years - and perhaps those who have been there more recently.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Don't lose your "world view" and keep up those important contacts.

Originally posted: April 28, 2005

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