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1977: Tony Newman served in Upper Volta (Burkina Faso) in Tougan, Dedougou beginning in 1977
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Tony Newman can be contacted at tnewmanaloxinfodcodth
Country of Service: Upper Volta (Burkina Faso)
Training Group: 1977
Cities you served in: Tougan, Dedougou
Arrival Year: 1977
Departure Year: 1979
Irrigation expert for lowland rice cultivation
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Worked 20 years with international organization working with refugess and migrants. Now semi-retired and living in northern Thailand.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Life-changing, mind opening. Discovered humility. patience, compassion working and living with the people. Learned a lot about myself. There were some hard times, but some of life's best times too. My life took a sharp turn after PC, never really returned to the US, became a global citizen.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Jeff Culpepper, Ted Vawter, Don Vary,Greg Garbinsky, any others from 1977-79
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Has anyone been back lately? Seen Dedougou, Tougan, Bobo? I'd like to know what its like there now.
Originally posted: June 25, 2006
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