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1972: Marilyn Huebner served in Sierra Leone in Kambia beginning in 1972
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Marilyn Huebner can be contacted at huebnermachristinadk12ddedus
Country of Service: Sierra Leone
Training Group: Philadelphia
Cities you served in: Kambia
Arrival Year: 1972
Departure Year: 1974
Work Description: workshop coordinator-Math along with "Red" and Sharon, Primary School Maths Teacher
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
We were the first group to do our training in country. We spent only 3 days in Philly, then 2 weeks in Freetown to learn Krio, and 2 weeks in Makeni for Temne training. The people who were going to the South or East went to Bo for Mende training I believe. When my volunteer service was over, I was the cook for the incoming volunteers at a village named Bumbuna Falls. I was known as "Cookie".
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After Peace Corps, I traveled around the United States visiting friends, then I went to Iran to teach for a U.S. company. After that, I went to Mexico and taught EFL for 8 years. Then I returned to the U. S. with my 2 children. My son is a freshman in college and my daughter is a senior in high school. I taught 1st through 5th grades in elementary school and ESL and Spanish to adults. Now I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) kindergarten teacher.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Peace Corps was the BEST experience of my life. I learned so much, and I loved every minute of it.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I'd love to hear from Percy Brown, my buddies Kathy, and Karen who I lost touch with, Ivy, and my friends who know me as Cookie from Bumbuna Falls and anyone else I forgot that knew me in Salone.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Wasn't it just the best experience?Does anyone have any good pictures from Salone? My pictures were black and white and are fading. I'd love to show my kids the country and its people.
Originally posted: February 20, 2003
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