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1982: Pindie Stephen served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand in Nong Rua (near Khon Kaen) and Chiang Mai beginning in 1982
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Pindie Stephen can be contacted at pindiestephenagmaildcom
Country of Service: Thailand
Training Group: 73
Cities you served in: Nong Rua (near Khon Kaen) and Chiang Mai
Arrival Year: 1982
Departure Year: 1985
My first year I taught "Maw" 1 and "Maw" 2 students. During my second year I worked at two sites; at Mae Rim Wittayakhom and Chiang Mai Teacher's College. During my third year I taught at the teacher's college and worked at the Supervisory Unit for the area, assisting in ESL related activites. I also taught at several summer camps held in Phuket, Surin, and elsewhere.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After I married David Derthick, who served in Group 71 (he was there a year before me) we left Thailand in '85 and lived in DC for a year, and then moved to Chapel Hill, NC where David got an MPH. After David and I got our Masters, we moved back overseas again. We lived and worked for 7 years in the Philippines. Now we both work in Kenya, where we've been living for ten years. We have two daughters, Kara (17) and Katia (15). I am the Regional Cultural Orientation Coordinator, and help deliver pre-departure orientation to refugees who will be resettled in the US, Canada and Australia. David is Head of Operations, and we both work for IOM -- the International Organization for Migration.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I remember my years in Thailand as some of the best years of my life. My closest buddies from Group 73 are Kevin Acers, Laura Holder, and Shawn Aldridge. I also keep in touch with Nancy Morgan.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I would love to hear from anyone who knew me or David as a volunteer (friends from Groups 71 or 73?)
Originally posted: July 18, 2011
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1982; Peace Corps Thailand; Directory of Thailand RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Thailand RPCVs
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|By flerie (ip-177-196.prodataltd.net - 188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 4:21 am: Edit Post|
Hi Pindie. This is Flerie, Mark Bishop's former secretary at ATPTP. I'm glad to 'search' you in the nternet. How are you all now.
I'm here in Batangas, teaching in a private school. The other day I saw an ad in the net for an admin asst. (IOM-Manila). I passed an application.
How is David. I wanna great him happy b-day this coming May 7.
Hope everybody is fine.