|By Admin1 (admin) (188.8.131.52) on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 8:47 pm: Edit Post|
1973: Mark Silverman served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan in Kabul beginning in 1973
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Mark Silverman can be contacted at marksilvermanacoxdnet
Country of Service: Afghanistan
Training Group: 14-B
Cities you served in: Kabul
Arrival Year: January 1973
Departure Year: December 1974
My wife Andrea and I taught technical english to students at the public health institute in Kabul.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After finishing graduate school I went to work for USAID and returned to Afghanistan to work from January 1977 to January 1979, having experienced the April 1978 bloody coup. I stayed with USAID for almost 32 years, and had wonderful work experiences in Afghanistan, Egypt, Peru, Nicaragua, Washington and El Salvador. Retired six months ago and we live in the Washington D.C. area.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Was one of the best experiences in my life and got me interested in development issues which I then worked on for more than 30 years,
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone from cycle 14b?? We have been in touch with Bill Witt and with our admin officer rahim Wakili.
Originally posted: August 8, 2008
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1973; Peace Corps Afghanistan; Directory of Afghanistan RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Afghanistan RPCVs
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