|By Admin1 (admin) (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, September 03, 2011 - 11:31 am: Edit Post|
1968: Eric Mjolsnes served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Libya in Bani Walid beginning in 1968
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Eric Mjolsnes can be contacted at emjolsnesayahoodcom
Country of Service: Libya
Training Group: Bisbee in 1986
Cities you served in: Bani Walid
Arrival Year: 1968
Departure Year: 1969
Taught 5th and 6th grade English as a Second Language in two outlying elementary schools in Bani Walid.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Taught high school English at Joseph Merrick Baptist High School in Ndu in Northwest Cameroon from 1965-1967.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Since 1969, my wife, Linda, and we have devoted ourselves to building a private Montessori in Bloomington,Indiana, first together in the preschool and then separately as I moved up to establishing an elementary school where I taught a combined 4th-6th grade about 25 years before retiring in 2010.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
How could anyone who left Libya in 1969 not have had lots of thoughts about the country during 2011? It's only in the last few years that I've started to meet people willing discuss Libya's problems.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I'm hoping that whatever government emerges after the present revolution gets settled will be open enough that I might return to Libya and try to look up friends and former students.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
I would know about what happens when former volunteers try revisiting small towns where they were stationed. I don't want to get anyone in trouble with their government.
Originally posted: 9/3/2011
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1968; Peace Corps Libya; Directory of Libya RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Libya RPCVs
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