Share on Google Plus 1 Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook 4 Share on LinkedIn 2 Share on PInterest Share on Fark! 1 Share on Reddit 1 Share on StumbleUpon 1 Tell A Friend (11 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   1 comment, In Series: Goodwill hunting
Life Arts

The Nurse, Love at First Sight at My Tint Free Fourth Work SITE.

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Dwayne Hunn     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 4 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 6270
Become a Fan
  (14 fans)
- Advertisement -

Teresa was a stunning brunette. Smiled all the time. Sang throughout a trying work day. Being around her was like being on the sound track of Sound of Music. (For YouTube facsimile of this, click here.)

Her beauty, however, emanated from more than just white nursing clothes and a beautiful voice.

- Advertisement -

Maybe some of it grew from watching her work with paraplegics who groveled across floors like human slugs, from cleaning up those who lost bladder control long ago.

It was easy to be attracted to Teresa Vericat, and me... I was attracted.

But she had a boyfriend, so I just plowed ahead doing what I thought might impress her and maybe move him a little bit south of the summit on which she had placed him.

Last year

- Advertisement -

It was my last year of Urban Community-Development work that had started with site 1 in the Worli Chawls slum of Mumbai, India. Rumors were out that our UCD group might not be replaced, a Peace Corps mistake to some of us.

In response, I added Teresa's Cheshire Home for Paraplegics & Incurables as my 4th work site, to which I quickly connected a 5th, the John Connon Cathedral School, which is perhaps Bombay's most prestigious college-prep academy.

Why might a PCV, supposed to be working with the struggling masses, hook up with a most prestigious college-prep school?

Protocol

My interpretation of our Peace Corps' Urban Community-Development training protocol went something like --- ID the needs, innovate, initiate, involve people, and then get out of the way.

That became the reasoning behind why I included some teaching at the Cathedral School, where long lines of long cars with tinted glass, air-conditioned windows brought students to school and often returned in the afternoon to deliver their hot, tiffin-walla lunches.

- Advertisement -

These were kids who lived above the masses in Malabar Hills with views of the Arabian Sea, with water pressure 24 hours a day, while my Worli Chawls rat-infested slum site got water for one hour a day.

These were kids who often invited this undernourished PCV to their lavish parties overflowing with food, while many restaurants in the late '60s were closed three days a week by law due to food shortages.

These were kids who should be doing what some PCVs were trying to do.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

http://peopleslobby.us/

Dwayne served in the Peace Corps in the slums of Mumbai, India, worked several Habitat Projects, and was on the start-up team of the California Conservation Corps. He has a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University, has been a builder, teacher, (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Carrots, Foreign Aid, Brown v. Board of Education and Israel /Palestine.

Fr. Nelson's Boys Peel Half a Banana Over Mumbai's Opulent Taj Mahal Hotel and Olympics

Golden Moms, Sisters of Fallen Heroes

World Service Corps Can Save Our Vets

American Sniper -- Creating More Sheep, Wolves, or Sheepdogs Worldwide?

Golden Ma