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By rick green ( - on Thursday, December 04, 2003 - 12:15 pm: Edit Post

Hello former PCV's of Gabon,
Next summer I plan a trip to Gabon taking my sea kayak to paddle from Lamberene to the coast then south via lagoons and if necessary the open coast to Mayumba.
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has served in that region or has first hand knowledge of it.
Thanks for listening. Please contact me at the e-mail address below.
PS: Sincerely, Rick

By Alison Tocci ( - on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 2:15 pm: Edit Post

Dear RPCV's Gabon

There is a reunion this year (2006) in the Catskills, NY at a place called Big Indian Springs. The reunion takes place August 10, 11 & 12.
For more info or to attend, please contact:

Dawn Minter or Alison Tocci via this email:

By Alain Assoko Ndong on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 - 8:31 am: Edit Post

I'm Dr Alain ASSOKO NDONG (from Bitam, Gabon) and I'm looking for an old friend of mine, Terri Lapinsky, PCV in Gabon from 76 to 78.
Please, could you help?

My Adresse is:
Place Gaucheret, 10
1030, Schaerbeek
Bruxelles (Belgique)

My phone numbers are:

My E-mails:

By Michael Brugger (mbrugger) on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 2:15 pm: Edit Post

How do I access more info about the Gabon volunteers and see their photos? I put my photo on my profile but the only way I able to see my photo and additional info is if I edit my profile .

By Michael Brugger (mbrugger) on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 11:46 pm: Edit Post

Anyone know where I can go for information on the atanga(sp) that purple bitter fruit dipped in salt after it was boiled and was great with ReGagb?

By Pierre Dochy on Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 3:11 am: Edit Post

I try to resume contact with Steve Hilbert who is a professor of English to Mitzic's school in the Gabun of 1978 in 1979 before taking the management in Libreville, always in the Gabun.
If my memory is good, he is native of Kingsville in Texas. Thank you for your help and "bravo" to all for your work,

By Bob Utne on Saturday, March 29, 2003 - 10:24 pm: Edit Post

Gabon I, 1962-1964, Primary School Construction

I have started a Yahoo discussion site on Gabon at:

Looking forward to hearing from other RPCVs and, especially, adding to our chronicles of the primnary school contruction programs.

Bob Utne

By mehbo serge on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 11:03 am: Edit Post

hello! i'm looking for anthony gasho and jenifer morin who was in gabon in 1994-1996. i'm also looking for jason glass an jennifer myers returned in 2002.please contact me if you know these persons.

By kombila yves christian ( - on Saturday, December 20, 2003 - 2:21 pm: Edit Post


i need to have the adress of mss margaret,i've forgotten her family name.she has served to tchibanga like a teacher of englesh to lycée d'état de tchibanga between 1993-1995.
thank you.

By Lisa Shutt ( - on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 5:53 pm: Edit Post

Hi there - my name is Lisa Shutt and I lived in Gabon over a period of four years (2000-2004) and got to know several PC volunteers - I'd love to hear from any of them who remember me from Lambarene (I was working with Pito learning FANG). However, I'm specifically looking for a volunteer whose name was CHARLIE PITTMAN who served in Mouila quite a long time ago (maybe 30 years ago?) - he was an English teacher and was very important to a good friend of mine named Jean-Maurice YENDA.

Thanks! I also wish I knew the names of the PC volunteers who built schools in villages near Oyem about 35-45 years ago, I would guess. I know a lot more Gabonese people than PC volunteers, but when they hear that I'm American, many of them go straight into stories about how wonderful the Peace Corps volunteers were that they knew. I just thought it would be great to pass those stories onto all of YOU who maybe don't hear enough how much you were appreciated - for the service you provided but, even more, for the friendship that you offered.

By Narcisse ASSOUMOU ( on Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 1:02 pm: Edit Post

I'm Nar6, a language Trainer with Peace Corps Gabon. I'm looking for any news about Michael Fields, my former English teacher at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Libreville(1995).
I'd like to get in touch with him as soon as possible.

Thanks a lot for your help!

By Mamie ( - on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 3:10 am: Edit Post

hello, my name is Mamie and I attended the volunteers of peace corps in Oyem ( 1992-1998).I often came to see Gisele or to make braids with Aneth.My family had accomodated two volunteers vegetariens : Spirit Joseph &Gloria Judge
Oyem is empty without the peace corps volunteers.

By Brent Friedrichs ( on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 8:10 pm: Edit Post

Hi my name is Brent Friedrichs. I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon 1986-1989 (3 years). My partner and I built a 6 room max school 20 km south of Lambarene (Keri). I then moved on to the village of Alonha on Lac Gome - accessible only by speed boat. Later took up in Libreville as "Volunteer Leader". Did some service contracts as Technical Trainer (TT) in RPSC project then Asst Admin Director. Ended up staying in Gabon for almost 5 years total.

Always anxious to hear from other RPCVs of that country/era. often wonder what happened to host national staff in Libreville - Salvador, Timothe (truck drivera), Ada, etc. etc..

So how are the schools holding up? We designed them for 20 years - so can envision that they are starting to have problems

Brent Friedrichs
Former PC vol - Gabon
...presently Exec Director - Mission Consults
jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

By David Torrico ( on Monday, January 06, 2014 - 4:08 pm: Edit Post

Hi, My name is Dave Torrico and I was a volunteer in Gabon from 1965-6 in a small village called Massaha near Makokou where we built a school and three teacher's houses. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I would especially like to contact a couple of buddies named John Powley and Charlie Sheaffer but would love to hear from anyone who served at that time.

By Chimene nze nkogue ( - on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 1:54 pm: Edit Post

Research about Katherine Erin Holland!
Hello! i was kate's friend when she was volunteer in Gabon for Peace corps!She worked in PNLS in Libreville.
I would like to get her email address.
Thank you.

By Karen Fedorchak ( - on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 10:22 pm: Edit Post

My name is Karen Fedorchak and my husband John and I want to wish all the volunteers and our daughter Christine Djondo (PC Director-Gabon)and her family in Gabon a very Merry Christmas. We appreciate so much the loyal commitment of service to all in Gabon who need your expertise. We know your kindnesses will remain with the residents whom you serve after you leave. Our love to you and may peace reign in Gabon and throughout the world.

By Ndong Nguéma Boris ( on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 5:15 am: Edit Post

hello, My name is boris, i'm a gabonese, i'd like to get in touch with Peace corps workers, in gabon, and across the world! i'd be very pleased to acquire some work experience in volunteering for Peace coprs.

By Guy Roger ( on Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 6:05 am: Edit Post

My name is Guy Roger,of course I'm gabonese.I work as teacher of fine arts in a College to Lambarene.I'd like to get in touch with peace corps members specialy in Gabon.
Thanks a lot.

By Alain Steeve Ngadi ( on Tuesday, October 09, 2007 - 4:26 am: Edit Post

Hello !
I'm Alain Steeve Ngadi. I'm searching for my former English and mathematics teacher, Mr Scott R. FOUST, a Peace Corp volunteer in Gabon from 1987 to 1989 at Booué secondary school.
I was his best student and also one of the youngest. So he will remember easily.
My phone number is (241)00 07 85 97 76. To easily get in touch with me, my office e-mail address is
Thanks for your help.

By George Legend ( on Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 11:46 am: Edit Post

I'm Boyce. I am looking for Katrinka H....I have forgotten her surname but it's first letter is H. She served the Peace Corps at Cocobeach Gabon from 2001 to 2002. She can connect me vai my email add., legendgrg@yahoo.

By Sylvia Blanchard ( on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 4:05 pm: Edit Post

I first would like to congratulate all the Peace Corps volunteers who have served in my beautiful country, giving their valuable time to the people of Gabon by sharing their knowledge with them. My name is Sylvia and I am looking for a Peace corps Volunteer who served in Gabon between 90-91. His name is Kevin Johnson. When in Gabon, he lived derriere l'ecole normale. Should you have his contact or e-mail address, please kindly send it to me at Your assistance would be highly appreciated.

Peace & Love

By Kapelah ( on Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:50 pm: Edit Post

I am looking for Tim Lions who served in Gabon as Peace Corp volunteer from 1984 to 1987. He was in the province of Ogooue Ivindo Specially in the village called Bakwaka,and he was a friend of Francoise Membidi.I am located in Odessa Texas.

By Ferdinand Djonou ( on Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 3:02 pm: Edit Post

Hello,I'm Ferdinand Djonou
I am looking for Suzy Buveron who served in Gabon as Peace Corp volunteer in 1994.
Please kindly send her conttact to me at
Will appreciate your help.

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