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1975: Donna Bell Sanders served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger in Birni N'Konni beginning in 1975
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Donna Bell Sanders can be contacted at dbsepaapacbelldnet
Country of Service: Niger
Training Group: Maternal Child Health Volunteers
Cities you served in: Birni N'Konni
Arrival Year: 1975
Departure Year: 1977
Maternal Child Health Clinic. We monitered the nutritional status of infants and babies up to the age of 3
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
When I got back from Peace Corps, I pursued a Masters Degree at UCLA in African Studies as well as a Masters of Public Health. Since then, I have been a health educator working with diverse cultural populations in the United States. I am a nationally recognized expert in writing easy-to-read, culturally responsive health education materials for multicultural populations.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
My Peace Corps experience formed the foundation of my life's work and has influenced every aspect of my life, from parenting to getting along with my co-workers.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
We had an amazing group of women who came with us during those years, some of whom I think of often: Elaine Feingold, Christy Collins, Remona Pederson (ESL)among many others.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Be patient with culture shock coming back to the US. Sometimes it takes a while to readjust. return chePlIt
Originally posted: 5/19/2009
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1975; Peace Corps Niger; Directory of Niger RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Niger RPCVs
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