1978: LINDA JO ROSTRON served in COLOMBIA in SAN JUAN DE RIO SECO beginning in 1978

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1978: LINDA JO ROSTRON served in COLOMBIA in SAN JUAN DE RIO SECO beginning in 1978

1978: LINDA JO ROSTRON served in COLOMBIA in SAN JUAN DE RIO SECO beginning in 1978

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer LINDA JO ROSTRON can be contacted at LJRVOK1030aAOLdCOM

Country of Service: COLOMBIA

Training Group: ?

Cities you served in: SAN JUAN DE RIO SECO

Arrival Year: 1978

Departure Year: 1979

Work Description: HOME EC PROGRAM

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

HAVING WORKED AS A SPANISH SPEAKING SOCIAL WORKER, I DECIDED TO
BE AT HOME WITH MY GROWING FAMILY. WHEN I DECIDED TO RETURN TO
WORK I STARTED WITH A YMCA. CURRENTLY I AM AN AQUATICS
INSTRUCTOR TRAINER WHO RUNS AN OUTREACH AT AN INNERCITY
COMMUNITY POOL. I AM ABLE TO USE MY SPANISH AS WE SERVE THE
MIGRANTS LABORERS CHILDREN CAMP AND ESL SUMMER PROGRAM. OVER
THE LAST FOUR YEARS OF RUNNING THE PROGRAM, WE HAVE INCREASED
THE FAMILIES SERVED AND PROVIDE WATER SAFETY PROGRAMS IN BOTH
ENGLISH AND SPANISH. TO ME THIS IS THE BEST JOB I COULD HAVE. 2 OF
MY CHILDREN WORK FOR ME. 2 HELP OUT SINCE THEY ARE TOO YOUNG TO
GET PAID. WE LIVE WITHING WORKING DISTANCE OF THE PROGRAM. NO
OTHER PERSON EVER RETURNED AFTER ONE YEAR TO RUN THE PROGRAM.
THE TRUE YMCA MISSION IS SIMILIAR TO PEACE CORPS. I HAVE BEEN
TRYING TO DEVELOP A WORK FORCE WITHIN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO
STAFF THE PROGRAM WHICH AS TRADITIONALLY BEEN DIFFICULT TO DO
BECAUSE OF DRUGS AND VIOLENCE.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

PEACE CORPS GAVE ME THE FORTITUDE TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST NO
MATTER WHAT GOD GAVE ME. I AM A CANCER SURVIVOR, THE
HOMESCHOOLING MOTHER OF 6 (NOT ALL WERE HOMESCHOOLED)AND
HOPEFULLY HAVE TRAINED MY CHILDREN TO APPRECIATE ALL PEOPLE
AND TO BE CURIOUS OF THE WORLD. I HOPE I HAVE INSTILLED TO ALL MY
CHILDREN THE DESIRE TO STUDY, TRAVEL OR LIVE ABROAD. TODAY I AM
THE PERSON I AM BECAUSE OF MY LIFE EXPERIENCES ESPECIALLY THOSE
WHILE IN PEACE CORPS.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

MARY JANE REILLY, RORY GIBBONS

Originally posted: January 6, 2002



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