Pat Burns

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Patricia Pat Burns
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Country Chad
Years: 1977-1979
Program(s) Education
Assignment(s) English Teacher/Training (TEFL)
From US state New_Jersey
Patricia Burns started in Chad 1977
Pat Burns
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Pat Burns, Jane A. Hale, Robert Irvin, Randy Nissly, Jonathan Salkind, Kristina Venzke
Other Volunteers who served in Chad
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Amanda Baumann, Mike Bouchard, Pat Burns, Barbara Caruso Cazorla, Jere Gilles, Jane A. Hale, Robert Irvin, Doug koester, Ada Jo Mann, Randy Nissly, Jonathan Salkind, Magaret E Schutzius, Margaret Schutzius, Sarah Senseman, Kristina Venzke
Projects in Chad
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Karal Women's Association Development, Moukoulou Village Library
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Our group was made up of about 12 volunteers who originally were assigned to other countries, but had to make a switch due to public unrest. We arrived in country in late August/early September of 1977. Instead of 11 weeks of training we had about 4. Instead of weeks of "practice school" I had one 20 minute session of practice teaching prior to being sent to Doba, a small town South of N'Djamena. Most of our group was going to stay in the capital so they felt "okay" with the short training period! I did not expect to be one of 3 chosen to go "en brousse" but I was! Two other volunteers were already in Doba, one a second year and one from the summer program. We did our best to teach in the secondary school and had a wonderful experience in "Tchad" until we got pulled out on my birthday in February 1979. Spent several weeks in Cameroun until it was determined that the program was going to close and we had the choice of signing on for another 2 years in a new country or heading home. My group all ended up traveling in Africa and Europe prior to heading home.

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