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2000: Jesus Javier Garcia served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea, West Africa in Koundara, Conakry beginning in 2000
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jesus Javier Garcia can be contacted at jssjvrgrcayahoodcom
Country of Service: Guinea, West Africa
Training Group: TEFL
Cities you served in: Koundara, Conakry
Arrival Year: 2000
Departure Year: 2003
TEFL Teacher at Koundara Secondary School for 2 years. Served a third year with the United Nations World Food Program.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Zimbabwe, TEFL/Community Resource Centre Manager, 1999-2000. I served as an English Teacher and a Community Resource Librarian and Librarian Trainer. Unforunately, my tour ended early as I was evacuated shortly after affectation to Hauna County. I was subsequently transferred to Guinea, West Africa.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
While working as a 3rd year PCV with the UN World Food Program (WFP)in Guinea, I was identified and recruited by the then WFP Guinea Country Director, Mr. Stefano Porretti. I have since end 2003 been serving as the Coordinateur of Middle Guinea Field Operations for the UN WFP as a United Nations Volunteer (2004- present).
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
My PC experience has been fundamental in my professional advancement in the development secteur. Looking back, I do not regret it [my PC service] despite family pressures not to join the PC. In fact, I hope to encourage other Latino Americans to join!
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Not particularly. I would though be interested in knowing if there is an RPCV group in the greater Los Angeles area.
Originally posted: October 24, 2006
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