called the Toughest
Job You'll Ever Love and you don't have to love the malaria
part. I had two jobs working for the Liberian Ministry of Education
as a Peace Corps Volunteer. My first
year I was an instructional supervisor over five schools helping to
support teachers with a program funded by USAid.
second year, the Ministry of Education decided they should tap into
the talents I have and offered me a job I just couldn't refuse.
Liberian schools hardly had any reading materials. My job was
to travel Liberia
collecting and illustrating Liberian
folk tales. I could never have dreamed up a more fun project.
the year of travels were over, I had eighty stories for the Ministry
of Education. Two weeks later the civil war began. I'm sure
the stories were lost in Monrovia, but I kept a copy for myself.