Rob Hilbert

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Robert John Hilbert
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Country Mali
Years: 2004-2006
Site(s) Bilaje
Program(s) Environment
Assignment(s) NRM, Literacywarning.png"NRM, Literacy" is not in the list of possible values (Agroforestry, Sustainable Agricultural Science, Farm Management and Agribusiness, Animal Husbandry, Municipal Development, Small Business Development, NGO Development, Urban and Regional Planning, Primary Teacher/Training, Secondary Teacher/Training, Math/Science Teacher/Training, Special Education/Training, Deaf/Education, Vocational Teacher/Training, University Teacher/Training, English Teacher/Training (TEFL), Environmental Education, National Park Management, Dry Land Natural Resource Conservation, Fisheries Fresh, Ecotourism Development, Coastal /Fisheries Resource Management, Public Health Education, AIDS Awareness, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Water and Sanitation Resources Engineering, Housing Construction Development, Youth, Other) for this property.
Robert Hilbert started in Mali 2004
David Bryson, Rob Hilbert
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Kerry Andras, Joshua Bishop, Richard Davis, Rob Hilbert, Molly Mattessich, Judy Mead, Kelly Meeker, Andre Mershon, James Mullooly, Chareva Smiley Naughton … further results
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Mary Althoff, Kerry Andras, Joshua Bishop, Justin Brady, David Bryson, Matthew Costa, Kathryn Crotty, Richard Davis, Linnea Fossum Eng, Kyle Gilmore, Robert Heil, Rob Hilbert, Suzanne Iseminger, Lynnea West, John Marshall … further results
Projects in Mali
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Community Garden Irrigation, House of Artisans, Mango Garden, Maternity Construction, Maternity Improvements, Schools Improvement, Tourist Information Center, Village Maternity, Women's Garden Association: Well and Fencing Project, Women's Rice Cultivation
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I worked extensively with the local women's group by improving their community garden and teaching literacy classes for the local language Bambara. Examples of improvements to the garden include well repair, planting live fencing (made up of henna), and donating numerous fruit trees that were grown in my tree nurseries. I also taught English at a neighboring village. I worked with the local tree association by planting a couple of tree nurseries, both with the group and on my own. Overall I planted about 200 trees. I also managed the rabbit association and raised rabbits myself. Finally, my big project was obtaining funds and supplies for, and coordinating and helping with, the construction of a literacy center in the town I was posted in. Upon completing of my service I received an advanced rating in Bambara.

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