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1976: Dudley Parkinson served in Cameroon in Meiganga, Bertoua beginning in 1976
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Dudley Parkinson can be contacted at dudleyadreamweavertraveldnet
Country of Service: Cameroon
Training Group: Inland Fisheries Advisor, 1976
Cities you served in: Meiganga, Bertoua
Arrival Year: 1976
Departure Year: 1978
Work Description: Fisheries extension agent, working with local farmers in developing
fish culture programs and advised local government fish station on management.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Cameroon, trainer, 1979, 1981, 1982
Togo, trainer-1980; APCD-1996-99
Benin, trainer-1981, 1995
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Served as PC trainer in Cameroon, Togo, and Benin for 3 years after PCV
service. Built log homes in Minnesota and Wisconsin from 1981 to present.
Got Master's degree in Community Education in 1993. Served as APCD/Rural
Development in Togo from 1996-99. In 1999,started DreamWeaver Travel, a
tour company specializing in ecologically and culturally appropriate travel.
currently offering eco-, culture-, and adventure tours to Cameroon, Togo, &
Niger in West Africa and Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Guyana in South
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Peace Corps absolutely changed my life, in so many and such positive ways!
My world view broadened, my empathy for others strengthened, and my
gratitude for my own lot in life increased manyfold.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Mark Hardin, Cameroon Inland Fisheries, 96/98
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Goals II & III are where it's at!
Originally posted: April 2, 2002
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