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|Tobey Llop started in Cote_d'Ivoire 1970|
|Ted Ford, Tobey Llop|
|Education in Cote_d'Ivoire:|
|Dennis Bilodeau, Tobey Llop, Gerald Plotkin|
|Other Volunteers who served in Cote_d'Ivoire
|Sharon Abramowitz, Dennis Bilodeau, Leslie Therese Blanton, Michelle Daly, Cote d'Ivoire volunteers, Volunteers who served in Cote d'Ivoire, William DiDiego, Sarah Erdman, Tim Fischer, Ted Ford, Bethany Hardin Blackburn, Jennifer Humbrecht, Loretta Ishida, Shana (Jackson) Haines, Tobey Llop … further results|
|Projects in Cote_d'Ivoire
|Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten School Construction, Primary School Renovation (Soungassou)|
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Teaching English as a foreign language at the C.E.G. in M'Biakro, Côte d'Ivoire (AKA Ivory Coast) was a pivotal experience of my life. Most of us were fresh from college and delighted to have an alternative to participating in a war which seemed contrary to American values, American interests, and American honor. From the deal, Côte d'Ivoire got an inexpensive and reasonably competent English teacher who could model some of democracy's higher ideals and the volunteer, moi, got great adventure and some real education.
Rumor had it that about a quarter of the country's national budget was devoted to education, and interesting example for democracies everywhere. The country had been independent for a decade, and enjoyed considerable economic support from the former colonizing power, France. The President, Felix Houphouët-Boigny, who I was told by a local high official had studied medicine in France, seemed to have been very enlightened as Presidents around the world go before, then and since. I may write more about that later. I also hope to add pictures from my collection to the Peace Corps Wiki.
Stories To Be Told
While I was there, Pat Nixon, wife of the American President, paid a visit. I expect to write more about that here as well.