Return to Ethiopia

Return to Ethiopia

Return to Ethiopia

Sunny Robinson/Courtesy photo /A scene of Ethopian village life. Former city public health nurse Sunny Robinson will speak about her visit to the country this summer at Sawyer Free Library on Thursday, Sept. 25.

Return to Ethiopia

Return to Ethiopia

Sunny Robinson/Courtesy photo /An Ethopian farmer tills the soil in the tradtional way. Former city public health nurse Sunny Robinson will speak about her visit to the country this summer at Sawyer Free Library on Thursday.



Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:30 pm

Return to Ethiopia

By Times Staff

Gloucester Daily Times

This past summer, Sunny Robinson, a former public health nurse for the City of Gloucester, returned to Ethiopia, where she had taught at its Public Health College from 1966-68 during a stint when she served in the Peace Corps.

Now, Robinson will share impressions from her return trip at an illustrated talk planned for Thursday at 7 p.m., on the main floor of the Sawyer Free Library. 

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The talk, titled “On the Roof of Africa: Ethiopia 1968 2014” will be accompanied by slides. Her talk will focus on the changes she experienced in Ethiopia since her time of living and working there in the late sixties. 

Robinson retired as a public health nurse for the City of Gloucester. She continues to work one day a week as a health educator at the North Shore Health Project, and remains a dedicated community volunteer and a co-chair of the Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse.

During her talk, she will share her assessment of the impacts, positive and negative, of the two major revolutions that have occurred in the past 45 years; the changes in the economy, education, health, and of lives of urban as well as rural people. 

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In particular, she will talk about and demonstrate the outcomes of the Kossoye Development Program and its impact on the health and nutrition of some rural villages in northwestern Ethiopia. 

This project shows the important role simple backyard gardening can play in improving people’s nutrition and thus their lives in a country plagued by frequent drought. 

The program is part of the Sawyer Free Library’s Lyceum’s Series.

Gail McCarthy can be reached at 978-675-2706, or via email at gmccarthy@gloucestertimes.com. 


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