Looking for my most revered teacher in Somalia

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Somalia: Directory of Somalia RPCVs: 1966: Norman Turrill served in Somalia in Odweina beginning in 1966 : Looking for my most revered teacher in Somalia

By Ahmed Adam (cpe0013d3295a28-cm0011e6c3f251.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com - on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 10:22 pm: Edit Post

This is Ahmed Mohamed Adam, a Canadian of Somali origin, now living Toronto, Canada and working as social worker with the Municipality of Toronto. I am looking form former Peace Corp Volunteer teacher, Mr. Norman Turrill. Mr. Normal Turrill was living in Seattle, Washington,
the last time I correspond with him (Oct 1968). He was employed as Chemical Engineer at the time.
I have great regard for Mr.Turrill for teaching me and others and acting as a good role model for us. In the last 38 years the memory of the greatness of this teacher has been with me whereever I go.

I wonder how he is doing if he is alive now and how life have affected that highly intelligent industrious, American and Global citizen. Mr. Turrill made the impossible possible by getting an electric generator to Odweyna (Somalia) intermediate school.

The answers Mr. Normal Turrill gave me when I wrote to him after he left Somalia in 1968, asking him: How a young man from such a young developing country succeeds in life have been my guiding principles in life. Mr. Normal admitted that the question was difficult and he could not answer if for 2 months but I knew his answers were right away and my experience for the next 38 years reinforced my original belief.

If Mr. Norman Turrill is alive I want to hear from him. If he is in heaven for which he worked so hard, I will ask the Lord to bless his soul.

I have been taught by a number of good peace corp teachers. I saw them and see them as good teachers. However, Mr. Turrill was a true volunteer peace corp teacher in true and practical way.

Ahmed Adam
e-mail: Aadam@toronto.ca or qotonshe@yahoo.com
Tel: 416-422-4066 (home), 416-592-0484
Fax: 416-397-5725

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