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1976: George Deikun served in Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou, Kaya beginning in 1976
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer George Deikun can be contacted at gdeikunausaiddgov
Country of Service: Burkina Faso
Training Group: n/a
Cities you served in: Ouagadougou, Kaya
Arrival Year: 1976
Departure Year: 1978
Work Description: Urban Planner with UNDP's Project Cissin
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
As of July, 2002 I'll be the Mission Director for USAID's Regional Mission
to the five Central Asian countries. Since Peace Corps, I had a research
position with University of Wisconsin-Madison and served with USAID in
Cote d'Ivoire, Jamaica, Haiti, Ecuador, Russia (twice), and Egypt.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Peace Corps was the most enriching experience of my life and it was the
best use of the two years I devoted to my work and the people of
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Fellow RPCV's from Burkina are welcome to contact me-and visit if
you're in Almaty, Kazakhstan!
Originally posted: June 7, 2002
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