|By Admin1 (admin) (126.96.36.199) on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:51 am: Edit Post|
1967: Blanche T Jacobs served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Brazil in Belo Horizonte, Carangola beginning in 1967
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Blanche T Jacobs can be contacted at jacobsdblancheagmaildcom
Country of Service: Brazil
Training Group: don't remember
Cities you served in: Belo Horizonte, Carangola
Arrival Year: 1967
Departure Year: 1968
schistosomiasis control - pilot project
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:
joined VISTA Volunteer program and served in Yup'ik Eskimo village of Kongiganak in southwest Alaska. I was profoundly affected by this life-changing experience and have been living in this region now for most of my life.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Peace Corps intensified my interest in becoming fluent in other languages. I hope to become fluent in Central Yup'ik, which is still spoken as the first language by many people in the southwest coastal villages of Alaska.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Any RPCVs who were in the schistosomiasis control pilot project. We trained at the Experiment in International Living in Brattleboro, Vermont, the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, and had field training in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Share what you've learned with the youth of your community. Encourage them to volunteer.
Originally posted: 9/25/2009
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1967; Peace Corps Brazil; Directory of Brazil RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Brazil RPCVs
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