Eunice Kua

I come from the beautiful country of Malaysia. For the past eight years, I have had the privilege of working with Darfur refugees in Chad, facilitating a literacy program in the local language. My major roles included designing and delivering collaborative teacher training workshops and facilitating the development of culturally relevant materials.

 

My primary interests are in mother tongue-based literacy and multilingual education programs, local language publishing, language acquisition, teacher development and school leadership. I am also interested in the management of community-based programs and capacity building in development contexts.

 

Academically, my background includes a BA in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, a Master’s degree in library and information services and a Graduate Diploma in language development.

 

My work with refugees has taught me to see each person as an individual with great potential. I am humbled by the intelligence, enthusiasm and dedication of those I worked with. My hope at CIE is to gain skills, knowledge and tools that will enable me to be more effective and to make a positive impact in refugee education in the future.

 

Email: ekua@umass.edu

 

Degree: 
M.Ed.
Entrance Year: 
5-year span: 
Status: 
On-Campus Student