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1970: Frank Catania served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia in Bentong and Kuantan beginning in 1970
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Frank Catania can be contacted at frankcataniaayahoodcom
Country of Service: Malaysia
Training Group: 29
Cities you served in: Bentong and Kuantan
Arrival Year: 1970
Departure Year: 1973
Community development activities for youth settlers in Rancangan Tanah Pemuda in the state of Pahang. The work involved organizing settlers to manage various aspects of life in the settlements including small scale enterprises and inter-settlement sports competitions.
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:
While a volunteer, I married Jee Seok Cheng, a teacher from Penang. We left Malaysia in 1973 when I entered Cornell graduate school in Development Sociology. Our son David was born in 1977. From 1979-1989, I worked on relief and development projects in the Philippines, Indonesia, Cameroon and Somalia. From 1989 until now, we have been living in Connecticut where I have managed programs for Save the Children and AmeriCares.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
The three years I spent in Malaysia have shaped my life--not only my work but my outlook on the world. I remain connected with Malaysia through my family there and travel back every few years.
Originally posted: August 8, 2008
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1970; Peace Corps Malaysia; Directory of Malaysia RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Malaysia RPCVs
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