Usama Mirza: Master’s student in Curriculum & Teaching and TC Scholarship

Usama Mirza: Master’s student in Curriculum & Teaching and TC Scholarship


I’ve been very inspired by Professor Mary Mendenhall, about teacher education and education in emergencies in developing countries. With scholarship support, Usama Mirza has worked closely with TC faculty in both International Education and Curriculum & Teaching. They’ve helped him develop an entirely new approach in Pakistan to teaching everyday people the basics of delivering emergency medical care. I’m launching a nonprofit organization in Pakistan to go to far-flung areas in Pakistan to provide people who live there with the capacity to handle disasters themselves. Enormous problem in Pakistan is that health services are scarce these people need to learn how to manage the situation, how to carry out basic first aid. What I’ve learned at TC has been instrumental in helping me starting this organization. Because now I know what sort of teaching approaches to use.

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