|By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-37-25.balt.east.verizon.net - 126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 - 6:19 pm: Edit Post|
1964: Bob & Barbara Blackburn served in Somalia in Hargeisa beginning in 1964
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Bob & Barbara Blackburn can be contacted at bnbblackburnasbcglobaldnet
Country of Service: Somalia
Training Group: Somalia 2, 3,4 and 5
Cities you served in: Hargeisa
Arrival Year: 1964
Departure Year: 1966
Northern Regional Director
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
School reform work in Phila., supt. of schools - Oakland, Ca. Prof. at Cal State & UC / Berkeley
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Best time of my life
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone from those ancient days
Any message for returned volunteers?:
drop me a line
Originally posted: August 30, 2005
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|By Yusuf Ali (82-44-210-46.cable.ubr09.haye.blueyonder.co.uk - 188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 4:28 pm: Edit Post|
Hi, Bob and Barbara
During your tenure as Regional Director of the Northren Region of Somalia in 1964 I was a pupil at Hargeisa . I think you recieved us at your residence in Hargeisa (two of my friends and myself).
Following a career in Teaching, I become a director of Research in the Somali Academy of Sciences , later became fulbright scholar in University of South Carolina1986, and have a Ph.D. in Ocean Scinecs.
A civil war erupted in Somalia when I finished my studies and I could not return to Somalia. Now I am a member of the large Somali/Bristish Communtiy residing in London (UK) with my wife and eight Children some of whom graduated from the universities.
The Peace corps were inspiration for me. My thanks to all served in Somalia and elsewhere to educate and promote peace and mutual understanding among the peoples of the world.