4Humanities@CSUN Treasurer Naomi Carrington has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to spend nine months in Rwanda. She will be teaching English reading and writing and ESL while implementing two personal side projects. Her first project is to help Rwandans overcome the after effects of the 1994 genocide by offering English pedagogy enrichment courses for teachers who were trained in or only teach in French. The courses will consist of linguistic study, collaboration, pedagogy, and more. Her second project is to join forces with the One Laptop Per Child project, where she will train teachers, develop lesson plans, and help install software in the less urban areas of Rwanda. Naomi’s Books for Africa project has previously been featured as a 4Humanities Minidoc.[quicktime width=”320″ height=”180″]http://vod.csun.edu/~cdh/books_for_africa_640x360.mp4[/quicktime]
When she returns from Africa, Naomi will begin a PhD program in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Texas, El Paso.