Eunice Kua (M.Ed. 2018)

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.

 

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Sayed Ahmad Javid Mussawy (M.Ed. 2010)

I grew up in an educated family in Afghanistan that believed in the value of education as a venue for better living. Our country was in a war zone, people had limited access to education; I never gave up attending school, as I completed high school in 2001. My interest in teaching and learning led me to complete a diploma program in English language and I started teaching English in the second year of my undergraduate program. I started college education in 2002 and finished in 2006.

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Laureen Pierre (Ed.D. 2016)

A recent update from Laureen indicates that she is continuing her work with indigenous communities. She writes:

 

II am  currently in the thick of things helping to shape curriculum for a post secondary education center that will serve indigenous peoples. From September I will be stationed in one of the indigenous communities in a special wetlands area of Guyana.[8-18]

 

Before coming to CIE some of her work included:

 

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Naeem Khawaja (Ph.D. 2016)

After graduating from CIE, I joined The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Education.  The Institute was established in 2009 and offers four-year pre-service teacher preparation programs (B.Ed. Hons.) for prospective elementary and secondary school teachers. The Institute is located in a building constructed in 2016 with funds from USAID. The Institute also offers M.Phil. in Education.   Recently I became the Coordinator (Head) of the Institute of Education. Along with a colleague with a Ph.D.

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Foster Kamanga (M.Ed. 2016)

After graduating from CIE, I went to Malawi and started volunteering for Outernet, which is an Open Access education project initiated by several professors at UMass Amherst. Based at the National Library in Blantyre, I worked on systematic evaluation of the initial sets of transmissions to the Malawi schools and libraries that UMass Amherst has been supporting.

 

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Evangeline Ambat (M.Ed. 2016)

I am from the colourful country of India. After completing a Masters in Applied Psychology, I started my career in the corporate sector in Human Resources. While I enjoyed being in human resources which gave me opportunities to recruit and train employees for the company, I did not feel fulfilled being in the sector itself. Coming from a family of teachers and educators, my heart lay in trying to create opportunities for children to learn, explore and be creative. I made a decision to change directions and work on education projects in the non-profit sector.

 

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Surl Hee Kim (M.Ed. 2016)

It takes a village to raise one child. This sentence strongly motivates my interest in children and youth all the time. While working in my first job position supporting underprivileged children and youth in South Korea, understanding their lives realistically beyond academic knowledge at college was quite important. I confirmed the most significant factor for their better future was education. I learned that for their well-being they need not only financial support but also emotional stability in family and life-skill.

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Lusayo Mwenifumbo (M.Ed. 2016)

My passion to help the less privileged in my country has attracted me to further my studies in Masters in International Education. I believe that Education is the ladder out of poverty. I was born, raised and educated in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi, Africa. I graduated in 2007, with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication. After my undergraduate studies, I joined the teaching profession where I interacted with students and reflected on different concepts and theories in Education.

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