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1977: Raimundo Franco, MA served as a Staff Instructor in Brazil in Lavras, Minas Gerais (Brazil) beginning in 1977
Returned Staff Instructor Raimundo Franco, MA can be contacted at raimundofrancodtranslationsagmaildcom
Country of Service: Brazil
Training Group: 1977 - Lavras, Minas Gerais
Cities you served in: Lavras, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Arrival Year: Spring 1977
Departure Year: Summer 1977
Member of Staff: Instructor
Brazilian Culture & Portuguese Language.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Support to volunteers who could not still grasp Portuguese during their job assignment. Enrolled in a school and came to the USA. Attended Notre Dame College (NH), University of Washington (Seattle, WA), The Monterey Institute of International Studies (CA).
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
The Peace Corps time was a great and rich experience, everyone was so joyful and full of life. Both teachers and volunteers learn so much from that experience. I miss all the great friends I met.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Mostly everyone from the Spring '77 training. I can't remember many last names at the moment, but would like to find the first returnees who greeted me at arrival in US: Edward Hanrahan & wife (Maine or East Coast); Jean Mejia (nurse, Colorado), Christine Robinson (nurse, Minneapolis), Nancy Woodworth (NY State), Keith Clement, Mary Ann Reber (Texas or Florida), and many others.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
You guys are the greatest and most honorable North-Americans I ever met. The world has learned a lot about peace with your spirit of volunteerism, caring and giving. I wish the Peace Corps would return to help the poorest communities of Brazil.
Originally posted: November 22, 2007
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1977; Peace Corps Brazil; Directory of Brazil RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Brazil RPCVs
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