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== About John Lemon  Today ==
== About John Lemon  Today ==
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Before I joined the Peace Corps I had traveled as a military dependent. So traveling wasn't new to me. However, when I went to Niger, I was still pretty naive concerning some things. By the time I came home a couple of years later, I had gained a great love for the people I served. I know I brought home a piece of them and I would like to think I left a piece of me behind. Because of my Peace Corps service, when I joined the Air Force the following year, I enlisted into the air transportation career field. In the 21 years I served in the Air Force I was privileged to serve in six humanitarian missions: Haiti, Somalia, the Kurds in Northern Iraq, the Ayamara Indians in Bolivia, and Bosnia-Herzogovina, and Kosovo. I also taught in various locations in the US and overseas. I taught on two Indian Reservations, did an ESL workshop in Ayamaya, Bolivia, taught at a private school in Saudi Arabia, taught English and literacy skills at a refugee resettlement agency in Salt Lake City, Utah; served as the vice president of the International Development Organization at the University of Utah, served as the co-founder and vice president of the Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Intercultural Exchange, taught English in two youth crisis centers, and at one of those centers I was the Principal. I owe part of my interest now in the Third World to my growing up in the Air Force and part to my service in the Peace Corps.
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Before I joined the Peace Corps I had traveled as a military dependent. So traveling wasn't new to me. However, when I went to Niger, I was still pretty naive concerning some things. By the time I came home a couple of years later, I had gained a great love for the people I served. I know I brought home a piece of them and I would like to think I left a piece of me behind. Because of my Peace Corps service, when I joined the Air Force the following year, I enlisted into the air transportation career field. In the 21 years I served in the Air Force I was privileged to serve in six humanitarian missions: Haiti, Somalia, the Kurds in Northern Iraq, the Ayamara Indians in Bolivia, and Bosnia-Herzogovina, and Kosovo. I also taught in various locations in the US and overseas. I taught on two Indian Reservations, did an ESL workshop in Ayamaya, Bolivia, taught at a private school in Saudi Arabia, taught English and literacy skills at a refugee resettlement agency in Salt Lake City, Utah; served as the vice president of the International Development Organization at the University of Utah, served as the co-founder and vice president of the Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Intercultural Exchange, taught English in two youth crisis centers, and at one of those centers I was the Principal. I owe part of my interest now in the Third World to my growing up in the Air Force and part to my service in the Peace Corps. Currently I am retired from both the Air Force and Education. I'm working at a local grocery store, taking courses online in counter-terroism, and continuing my writing. I married in 1988 and have one son who graduted form Wasatch High School in 2007 and is also in college at Utah Valley State University. We live in Midway, Utah. My wife, Raneva, has taught 37 years and someday she plans on retiring as well.
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Historical Linguistics Project MSS 2004
Historical Linguistics Project MSS 2004
Mr. Lemon Goes to Riyadh: Adventures and Observations of an English Teacher in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Publish America: Baltimore, MD 2005
Mr. Lemon Goes to Riyadh: Adventures and Observations of an English Teacher in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Publish America: Baltimore, MD 2005
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People Centered Education, MSS U of U, SLC, UT 1995  
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People Centered Education, MSS U of U, SLC, UT 1995
Projet Jardinage, End of Tour Report, US Peace Corps, Washington DC 1980
Projet Jardinage, End of Tour Report, US Peace Corps, Washington DC 1980

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John F Lemon
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Country Niger
Years: 1978-1980
Site(s) Gaya CEG/TEFL, Tahoua/ Ag Coop
Program(s) Education
Assignment(s) English Teacherwarning.png"English Teacher" 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. ,Appropriate_Tech.warning.png"Appropriate_Tech." 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. ,Animal Traction/Gardening Methodswarning.png"Animal Traction/Gardening Methods" 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.
John Lemon started in Niger 1978
John Lemon
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John Lemon, Gabriella Maertens, John Pitts, Victoria Pridgen, Gene Stone
Other Volunteers who served in Niger
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Stephanie Michelle Chance, Mark Edstrand, Jody Kincaid, Stuart Leeder, John Lemon, Jeremiah Mack, Gabriella Maertens, Melissa McSwegin, George O'Shea, Jeffrey Orton, John Pitts, Victoria Pridgen, Amanda Ree, Linda Robinson, Lindsay Rust … further results
Projects in Niger
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Classroom Construction, Community Classroom, English Textbooks, Farmers' Cooperative, Grain Bank, Grain Bank (Niger), Microcredit Capacity Building, Millet Grinder, Millet Grinder (Leemon), Millet Grinder (Niger), Project Template (Niger), School Garden to Introduce Health and Nutrition, Soap to Combat Poverty, Village Health Improvement, Water tower, Women's Goat Breeding Niger
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Description of Service

The only things I have left from my PC Service are my ID Card and my COS letter.

About John Lemon Today

Before I joined the Peace Corps I had traveled as a military dependent. So traveling wasn't new to me. However, when I went to Niger, I was still pretty naive concerning some things. By the time I came home a couple of years later, I had gained a great love for the people I served. I know I brought home a piece of them and I would like to think I left a piece of me behind. Because of my Peace Corps service, when I joined the Air Force the following year, I enlisted into the air transportation career field. In the 21 years I served in the Air Force I was privileged to serve in six humanitarian missions: Haiti, Somalia, the Kurds in Northern Iraq, the Ayamara Indians in Bolivia, and Bosnia-Herzogovina, and Kosovo. I also taught in various locations in the US and overseas. I taught on two Indian Reservations, did an ESL workshop in Ayamaya, Bolivia, taught at a private school in Saudi Arabia, taught English and literacy skills at a refugee resettlement agency in Salt Lake City, Utah; served as the vice president of the International Development Organization at the University of Utah, served as the co-founder and vice president of the Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Intercultural Exchange, taught English in two youth crisis centers, and at one of those centers I was the Principal. I owe part of my interest now in the Third World to my growing up in the Air Force and part to my service in the Peace Corps. Currently I am retired from both the Air Force and Education. I'm working at a local grocery store, taking courses online in counter-terroism, and continuing my writing. I married in 1988 and have one son who graduted form Wasatch High School in 2007 and is also in college at Utah Valley State University. We live in Midway, Utah. My wife, Raneva, has taught 37 years and someday she plans on retiring as well.


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Publications based on Peace Corps Experience

African Dream and Other Poems, MSS, JFK Library, Boston, MA 1988 An Authoritative Basis for Islamic Education, MSS U of U, SLC, UT 1987 Bilingual Education Is More Than Just Teaching In Two Languages. The Utah Special Educator Magazine. Pages 36-38 April Issue 2005 Comparative Linguistics Project, MSS 2004 English-Zarma-English Dictionary, MSS 2003 Functional Literacy and Consumer Education Program, MSS, Andean Children’s Foundation, SLC, UT 1988 Historical Linguistics Project MSS 2004 Mr. Lemon Goes to Riyadh: Adventures and Observations of an English Teacher in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Publish America: Baltimore, MD 2005 People Centered Education, MSS U of U, SLC, UT 1995 Projet Jardinage, End of Tour Report, US Peace Corps, Washington DC 1980

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