U.S. Embassy in Nepal (by Amanda Jacobson, Cultural Affairs Officer)
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Nepal programmed Ms. Farhana Shah with the State Department's U.S. Speaker program in 2011. Over the course of ten days Ms. Shah gave teacher training workshops on enhancing instruction techniques, curriculum development, leadership skills, classroom management, and effective implementation of extracurricular activities to teachers in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj. Ms. Shah also gave two sessions at the international Nepal English Language Teachers' Association's annual conference in Kathmandu and Pokhara. In addition, Ms. Shah gave public presentations to youth, students, teachers, and community leaders on a variety of topics related to U.S. society, culture, and education. Her programs impacted more than 300 individuals in total. Ms. Shah is knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate about her subject matter. Participants were extremely impressed by the quality and usefulness of the material presented, and Ms. Shah's personalized delivery method.
Rahmah School Teacher, Maryland
There were some ideas that I feel that I could implement into my classroom immediately.
Montgomery County Public School Teacher, Maryland
An open, understanding, and welcoming environment was created right from the start. The instructor was kind, listened carefully and actively.
Durso, Board of Education President, Maryland (2018)
Best course, what I learned in three hours was more than in other full day courses.
Ms. Joyce, Montgomery County Public School Teacher, Maryland
I love the fact that the major components of the Islam were explained in a way that was easy to understand and connect. I feel very empowered after this session and more connected to my Muslim students. Knowledge is power. Thank you for this gift!