Lindiwe Chide (M.Ed. 2005)

After graduating from UMASS in 2005, I went back to my teaching job at Lilongwe Girls Secondary School in Malawi. Then in May 2005, I was posted to the Planning Department of the Ministry of Education as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, where I was responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation systems for the Ministry of Education.

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Keshab Thapaliya (M.Ed. 1989; Ed.D 2003)

In the early 80s I began my journey in the field of education and community development by joining a team at the Ministry of Education in Nepal as a curriculum specialist, where I was exposed to the work of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire. It led me to become interested in CIE’s work, after which I enrolled in its M.Ed program in 1987, and the Ed.D in 1990.

 

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Ken Ndala (M.Ed. 2003, Ph.D.)

Upon leaving CIE Ken returned to his post as a lecturer in Education Policy, Planning and Leadership at Chancellor College, University of Malawi.  In 2005 he enrolled in the University of Witwatersrand in Republic of South Africa and pursued his PhD focusing on Educational Policy and Planning. Upon return to Chancellor College, he was subsequently appointed Director of the newly established E-Learning Centre at the University.

 

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Ray Young (M. Ed 2003; Ed.D. 2010)

After completing his Master's degree at CIE Ray worked as an associate dean at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont for four years before returning to UMass to complete his Ed.D. in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. His dissertation explored the long term impacts of an international study tour to Southeast Asia for public school teachers.

 

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David Donaldson (M.Ed. 2005)

As a graduate student at CIE I studied the inclusion of children with varied abilities in BRAC non-formal primary schools in Bangladesh. After my graduation I worked with a variety of schools and organizations in both the international and domestic education arena.

 

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Sahadat Chaudhury (Ed.D. 2008)

When I arrived at the CIE in Fall 2003 to start my Ed.D. program, my experience included several years in the Bangladesh Civil Service in various roles, including working as Assistant Director of Planning in the Directorate of Non Formal Education in Bangladesh for seven years. My major responsibilities included doing research, developing projects, and liaising with international agencies. My job also gave me a unique opportunity of interacting with differently literate rural people, observing and understanding their life, perspectives, educational priorities, and rural employment.

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Christopher Naunje (M.Ed. 2005)

After completing my Master’s degree, I resumed my position as a District Education Manager back home in Malawi. In 2010 I was transferred to the Ministry Headquarters to head the Education Sector Wide Approach Secretariat, a position I held up to 2016 when I was appointed Education Division Manager (Provincial).

 

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Cole Genge (Ed.D. 2003) | Jenny Genge (M.Ed. 2001)

After several years in Bolivia, Cole and Jenny Genge moved to Bangkok, as Cole took a job in a regional environmental protection project in South East Asia. [12/07]

 

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Lulu Davies (Ed.D. 2003)

I am currently involved with some research in Sierra Leone, on the privatization of our alma mater, St. Joseph's Secondary School, in Freetown. I am working with Nalinie Kouame, a British-trained lawyer who served as the most recent outgoing president of our USA alumni organization. She and I are both graduates of St. Joseph's.

 

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Firuza Gafurova (M.Ed. 2005)

As a Muskie Fellow, I graduated from CIE in 2005 and returned to Uzbekistan to start a teaching position at a public school.

 

While at CIE, I developed interest in HIV/AIDS and health education, thus, with great enthusiasm I started teaching health education classes to high school students. This was a great experience, starting with developing my own curriculum to seeing how my students were developing confidence in discussing various health issues.

 

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