PORT ANGELES: Local woman working in Africa

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Susan MacDonald always dreamed of traveling to Africa.

On May 16, the 1993 Port Angeles High School graduate’s dream came true when she left for Namibia — a country in southwest Africa — as a Peace Corps volunteer.

MacDonald, 25, is the daughter of Ralph MacDonald and Jo Buettner, both of Port Angeles.

She has been able to telephone her mother only once since her arrival in Namibia.

MacDonald is currently in Omaruru, central Namibia, where she will study the culture and language for three months, Buettner said. She will then be assigned to the Etosha Pan area in northern Namibia to help develop a community school.

“She wanted to work in a rural area,” Buettner said.

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