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1989: Karen M. Krueger served in Malaysia: Sarawak; and Jamaica 52 in Sibu, Sarikei, Kuching; and Kingston beginning in 1989
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Karen M. Krueger can be contacted at afterhotmailayahoodcom
Country of Service: Malaysia: Sarawak; and Jamaica 52
Training Group: Malaysia VII and Jamaica 52
Cities you served in: Sibu, Sarikei, Kuching; and Kingston
Arrival Year: 1964 and 1989
Departure Year: 1966 and 1991
Work Description: Ed. Admin. and Medical Social Work
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Sarawak: Dept. of Education in PEMS Program requiring rural boat travel and urban bus travel; purpose to train teachers on the job in inter-relating skills and how to treat the young student; Dept. of Medical Social Services at UHWI in Kingston: helped to train BA and MSW Social Workers in Admint. and Discharge Planning for Special Pop.'s. and community follow-up; some long term counselling.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Life after Peace Corps Malaysia: Sarawak was very interesting but not able to come to some kind of resolution on personnal relationships still outstanding; life after Kingston has gotten rough because I think I am somehow caught up in anti-Peace Corps tide that is sweeping through some places. This tide perhaps has nothing to do with my job assignment at UHWI.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Peace Corps will always be the indelible experience as long as we remain a supportive allumni association, just look what has happend in Russia and how the PCV's have been trashed! Also, as I have adopted much of the "miserable Third World" value system too, life is very rough around the edges. By this I mean, I try to live the honest, but poor lifestyle and because it has been forced on me by circumstance I am going to use it as a spiritual merit.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Roni Quinn - Sarawak (Miri)
Gayle Rodich - Jamaica (May Pen)
Nancy West - Jamaica (Montego Bay)
Originally posted: January 18, 2006
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