Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Hubert Humphrey Fellow Mar Mar Thwin to speak about educational development at A&M-Kingsville

Memorial Student Union Building room 219AB - 04/02/13 - 04/02/13

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host Hubert Humphrey Fellow Mar Mar Thwin, a native of Myanmar—formerly Burma—for two days next week. She will speak to several classes, but will hold a free public forum from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in room 219AB of the Memorial Student Union Building.

Thwin will discuss recent developments and issues in Myanmar, particularly in the area of educational development. She will first speak to the audience and then take questions.

Her visit is sponsored by the Asian-Pacific Heritage and Women’s Enrichment Committees. For more information, call 361-593-2760. 

About Mar Mar Thwin

Thwin works for the Save the Children program as an education program manager, which puts her in charge of the education team. The team focuses on training, monitoring and evaluation and program design development in the fields of early childhood and primary education and emergency response.

Her interests lie in creating supportive education policy and practice for children from ethno-linguistic minority groups in Myanmar who struggle in school and are often turned away or drop out, due to language barriers.

Following the completion of her Humphrey Fellowship, Thwin plans to work toward mother-tongue or bilingual primary education policy implementation in her home country. 

About the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the late senator and vice president for his life-long commitment to international cooperation and public service. The purpose of the program is to bring accomplished professionals with leadership ability and a dedication to public service to the United States at a midpoint in their careers.

The program enables participants to establish lasting ties with their professional counterparts in the U.S. and in other countries, while engaging in professional development and cultural exchange. Humphrey Fellows are selected on their potential for leadership and their commitment to service in either the public or private sector.

The Humphrey Fellows at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College are educational leaders from developing countries and emerging economies. In addition to Myanmar, current Fellows are from Bahrain, Brazil, India, Liberia, Maldives, Niger, Nigeria and Pakistan. 

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