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1998: Melanie Faith Manares served in Philippines in Kalibo, Aklan beginning in 1998
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Melanie Faith Manares can be contacted at mkatuinayahoodcom
Country of Service: Philippines
Training Group: ELA 252
Cities you served in: Kalibo, Aklan
Arrival Year: 1998
Departure Year: 2000
Work Description: English Teacher Trainer and Environmental Education
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I am currently working in state government. I am working to get our agency's documents translated into languages our clients read. I also educate staff on cultural differences and how to interact with persons from different backgrounds.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I am very glad I had the opportunity. I feel that I learned more and grew more in the two years I was in Peace Corps than any other time. I also encourage others to listen to the world and learn from it.
Originally posted: February 20, 2003
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