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1972: Robb Abramson served in The Republic of Liberia in Monrovia, Vahun, Gbanga beginning in 1972
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Robb Abramson can be contacted at bpsrobbaearthlinkdnet
Country of Service: The Republic of Liberia
Training Group: Liberia # 38
Cities you served in: Monrovia, Vahun, Gbanga
Arrival Year: 1972
Departure Year: 1979
Started out with the ministry of Local government in Monrovia, as a project coordinator and procurement officer, then as a construction volunteer in the upcountry village of Vahun on the Liberia/Sierra Leone border
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
The Gambia,1975 to 1976, was brought from Liberia to start a Rural Development Program. Organized and ran RDP training program, helped to select volunteer sites and projects.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I spent several years traveling, and working for a variety of international organizations in Africa and the Middle East, came back to the states in 1980 and worked on several Peace Corps stateside training projects, more domestic travel, settled in Boulder, Colorado and currently own and operate a residential property management company.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
My time in the Peace Corps was one of the most exciting periods of my life. I spent eight years in Africa and found that I learned more about the world and the people in it than I believed possible. I definately recieved more than I gave, and learned more than I taught. I hoped that I gave as good an impression of myself and my countrymen, as I got from the friends I met in and around Africa.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Jeanne Forester, I think a volunteer in Zwedru, in 1977 or 1978
Any message for returned volunteers?:
There are quite a few RPCV's in the Boulder/Denver area, from what I understand Colorado is one of the biggest contributors of volunteers to the Peace Corps. We are walking, talking advertisements for the Peace Corps, we need to find out more how to share what we know with those who want to go.
Originally posted: March 30, 2006
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