In two articles published by the New York Times, MIIS alumna Jaala Thibault (MATESOL ´07) shares her experience as a female professor teaching young men and women in Kabul, Afghanistan—an experience unimaginable only ten years ago.
Institute Alumna Mary Graham Interviewed by Voice of America
February 11, 2010
Institute alumna Mary Graham (MAIPS ’04) was recently interviewed by Voice of America regarding the development work she is doing with Practical Small Projects, the small NGO she founded "in hopes of facilitating micro-enterprise/finance projects that motivate locals to view themselves as capable entrepreneurs who can develop their own countries." Voice of America reporter Jackson Mvunganyi was specifically interested in the work Mary and PSP are doing in Mali, where they are helping villages become more self-sufficient through well construction and solar power. The full VOA report is available on PSP’s Vimeo site.
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