The US Embassy in Islamabad’s Regional English Language Office (RELO) will offer 100 English language teachers the opportunity to participate in a fully financed six-week cultural exchange programme at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska.
The programme will be implemented by Vision-Building Future (VBF), a non-profit organisation, for great in-service government and foundation secondary school English language instructors.
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The programme aims to increase teachers’ subject knowledge and offer them with the most up-to-date teaching methodologies, teacher training, curriculum creation, and leadership skills.
The TEA programme was created to help teachers develop a comprehensive grasp of American culture and educational approaches, as well as to foster effective, long-term relationships and mutual understanding between American and Pakistani teachers and students.
Its goal is to improve teaching standards in Pakistan by preparing participants to be community leaders and to utilise and share their knowledge and abilities with their students and peers.
VBF seeks to recruit instructors from a variety of geographically and culturally diverse locations, as well as from challenging backgrounds, for this professional development programme. To recruit applications from Pakistan’s underserved and rural areas, the initiative collaborates with local government entities, media, and radio stations.
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Campaigns are being held in far-flung places including as Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit to maximise the program’s impact. Additionally, live social media sessions are being performed to assist potential applicants with the application process for the next programme cycle.
After completing the programme, participants will become members of the Pakistan-US Alumni Network, and will be eligible to apply for a TEA small grants award to deliver a 10-week training in their district to further share their skills.