I am honored to be among a group of 39 educators chosen to travel to India to act as ambassadors for the United States and North Carolina this summer. This fantastic opportunity is available through the Center for International Understanding and is subsidized by a Borchardt award.
The program’s goals include:
- exploring the historical, cultural, environmental, educational and sociopolitical dimensions of scientific and technological innovation in India
- exploring global challenges with implications for both North Carolina and India
- collaborating and sharing global perspectives in our the classrooms, schools, and communities
From India, Ashta No Kai and Authentica have partnered with the Center for International Understanding. Ashta No Kai is a nonprofit in Pune which aims to improve the quality of life for women and girls in India’s underdeveloped rural areas.
Authentica is a travel company that endeavors to create transformational experiences which inspire and engage travelers, empower local communities, and transcend cultural barriers.
It is important that we understand our interconnectedness. I expect this study to help me gain a wider perspective and greater insight into ways India and the United States, especially North Carolina, are interdependent and work together to overcome global challenges. I also hope to meet and make lasting connections with others to continue collaborations on innovative uses of technology and shared lesson planning.