PCV in Zaire 1973-75

Peace Corps Volunteer in Zaire in 1973-75


a presentation for the Reliance House

posted at https://writingsdls.wordpress.com/pcv-in-zaire-1973-75/

by David Stoloff, Professor, Education Department, Eastern Connecticut State University

email:  stoloffd@easternct.edu

Monday, February 29, 2016, 2 – 3 pm, Otis Library, Norwich, CT

La Zairoise – national anthem, 1972-1997

political divisions

language groupings

from Yahoo images

If available, we will visit my “affectations”, posts, using googlemaps – https://www.google.com/maps/

Kinshasa – l’Athenee de Lingwala, Chibambo – l’Institut de Munkutu

Peace Corps service in the 1970s and now –

  1. recruiting math and science high school teachers –  at State University College at Brockport, NY –http://project-tools.com/peacecorps.htm  (now Master’s International programs – http://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/university/mastersint/)
  2. in 1970s, housing, living allowance and $750 per month savings account;  benefits during service – http://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/learn/whyvol/during/ includes student loan forgiveness
  3. current countries served by Peace Corps – http://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/learn/wherepc/
  4. how to apply now –http://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/learn/howvol/stepstoapply/
  5. groups to follow on FaceBook – Connecticut Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association –  https://www.facebook.com/groups/37593849149/, Peace Corps Zaire/Democratic Republic of the Congo – https://www.facebook.com/groups/19794392673/ , National Peace Corps Association – https://www.facebook.com/PeaceCorpsConnect/?fref=ts

Simba Nkoni (Franco) – Franco & le T.P. O.K. Jazz 1974 Kinshasa

Photos from my experiences in Zaire

Group VI in Bukavu

Peace Corps College Degree Program at State University College, Brockport, New York

September 1973 in Bukavu, Kivu, Zaire

Group VI list

house in Chibambo

house in Chibambo, 1974

house at dawn

Jeff Putnam on the Lulapula River


Jeff Putnam before his house in Chibambo

Jeff Putnam before house

la famille Bundas – a leading family in Chibambo

les Bundas

 Colleagues – Kishila, Mpingu, and professeur de gymnastiques –

from l’Institut Munkutu, Chibambo, Shaba

at 24 novembre parade in Kasenga, 1974


des etudiants preparing for the parade


24 novembre parade

24 nov parade

Imshimba Kapushi, February 1975

Imshimba Kapushi

house next door in Chibambo

house next door

Lubumbashi, Shaba, 1975

Lubumbashi, Shaba

travelling to Mulungwishi to visit Linda Tanquist and Linda McLaughlin


on a longer trip to Victoria Falls, September 1974

Victoria Falls

un Zaire – at that time about $1 USA

un Zaire


thanks from the Reliance House

Reliance House thanks