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1989: Patrick Atagi served in Central African Republic in Binguindgi (small village near Bambari) beginning in 1989
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Patrick Atagi can be contacted at nd1989aerolsdcom
Country of Service: Central African Republic
Training Group: Agroforesty
Cities you served in: Binguindgi (small village near Bambari)
Arrival Year: 1989
Departure Year: 1991
Work Description: Agroforester
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year,
Two years in CAR. Trained with fish and bee groups in Liberia, then
Lake Tanganika in Bukavu, Zaire in 1989.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Worked in the U.S. Senate as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator
Mark O. Hatfield, held various Lobbying positions thereafter. Currently
working as Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for the National
Association of State Departments of Agriculture handling mainly trade
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
One of the greatest things I've done to date. I once wasn't sure if I
would do it again, but now I know I would. I learned more and gave
more as a volunteer than anything I've done afterwards.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Yes, former post-mates and agroforesters who went to Sierra Leone.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Welcome home. You went to do good work and that is in your
heart...remain true to your heart.
Originally posted: January 4, 2002
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