Approximately twenty young Rwandans attended the Information Resource Center’s English Club session hosted by English Language Fellow Leah Jordano-Kudalis. In honor of Women’s History Month, club members learned about Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai while developing their English language vocabulary, reading, viewing, and discussion skills through interactive exercises.

The session began with participants responding to a short animated film clip in which Maathai tells an inspirational parable. Later on in the session, they held group discussions about various gender issues, such as the impact education has on women in respect to both their professional and personal lives. The Fellow remarked that “it was inspiring to hear so many young Rwandans, especially young men, think critically about gender balance and what that actually means for their communities.”

Related Stories

Fellow Katrina Schmidt Shares Stories of Training English Teachers in Mexico

Based in Tijuana, Mexico, one of the most visited border cities across the globe, English Language Fellow Katrina Schmidt trains English teachers. More than 50 million people cross the border between California and Mexico every year through Tijuana. Follow Schmidt’s fellowship journey as she increases English teaching capacity and mutual understanding in a growing international…

Dani Francuz Rose’s Life as an English Language Fellow in China

English Language Fellow Dani Francuz Rose teaches junior-level university courses to English majors at Anhui University in Hefei, China. Discover Dani’s story of building intercultural connections and professional learning communities and learn how she is making a sustainable impact on increasing English language proficiency across the Anhui Province.

Follow Us on Twitter

@ELPrograms

Nominate an outstanding colleague from your fellowship by June 17 at https://t.co/MOG1SAr0il for a chance to come t… https://t.co/oHFuerlyGP

1 day ago