|By Admin1 (admin) (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 8:05 am: Edit Post|
1979: Ray Heberer served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana in Porpornya area near Aseswa E/R beginning in 1979
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ray Heberer can be contacted at hebererahotmaildcom
Country of Service: Ghana
Training Group: Agric Ext. (just 6 of us)
Cities you served in: Porpornya area near Aseswa E/R
Arrival Year: 1979
Departure Year: 1983
Agric & Rural Extension, including 1 acre demo farm (new crops, improved techniques, fertizer usage, etc.), formed farming & fishing coops, micro-loans, established monthly MCH clinic, organized villagers to build elementary school & village outhouse. Wrote grants and received village electricity generator & school roofing sheets. * June 2009 - Returning to Ghana for Professional Development (African percussion studies)
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
* BA Music 1984 * M. Music 1988 (Peace Corps Campus Rep 1986-88) * Taiwan Nat'l Symphony Orchestra 1988-91. * 1989 - Married Mei-Hwa * 1992 - Began teaching Band in WA * 1996-present - Taipei American School Music Dept. * 2002-present - Boy Scout leader (Taiwan District Committee Chair, District OA Advisor) * organized & led numerous community service trips, including Thailand Tsunami relief (2), Cambodia orphange & habitat construction (3), Nepal church our-reach, Taiwan aboriginal villages (many), etc.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
No regrets. Glad I did it. It was extremely tough in Ghana then, but now that time period is a fond memory.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
GOVA volunteers 1979-83, my training group from Frogmore SC
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Originally posted: 3/24/2009
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1979; Peace Corps Ghana; Directory of Ghana RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Ghana RPCVs
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