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1997: norma harley served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa in Nylstroom Bushveld District of the Northern Province and Phagameng Village beginning in 1997
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer norma harley can be contacted at norma_harleyayahoodcom
Country of Service: South Africa
Training Group: one
Cities you served in: Nylstroom Bushveld District of the Northern Province and Phagameng Village
Arrival Year: 1997 Februay
Departure Year: 1999 May
Community Resource Volunteer;Taught adults Conversational English, Essay Writing, typing and various teaching techniques;developed and designed self-sustainable pre-school expansion project which includes a bakery, ice cream shop and learning center for the slow learner, the disabled and unemployed.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Nepal, #178, arrival 1994, departure 1996,Resource Teacher working in the community teaching nutrition, environmental awareness and educational skills.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Employed for five years with the LAUSD as a Special Education Teacher, High School Alternative Social Science Teacher and an ESL Adult subsitute Teacher.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Yes, I would like to return to the "simple life". It is less stressful and more gratifying in many many ways.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Yes, I would like to be able to speak to a girl name Mira, who made it possible for me to complete my stay in Nepal when it was very very difficult at times. She would come to my village in the very hot sun and bring me fruits and veggies. I just would like to thank her again for her graciousness. Mira was in the group before me and all I know is she is from Atlanta, GA
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Being A Peace Corps Volunteer is truly the most gratifying risk I have ever taken and I would willingly do it again!!!!!
Originally posted: 12/16/2008
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1997; Peace Corps South Africa; Directory of South Africa RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for South Africa RPCVs
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