We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.
Check out Chris Obermeyer’s pre-departure video blog post below!
Chris is a middle and high school teacher at the international academy of the Cardozo Education Campus Washington DC. Over the course of this past year, his students have exchanged “pen pal” letters with students at The Carter Academy in rural Bangladesh as part of a unique English Language Learning program. Students in both schools are studying English as the Cardozo students are part of a special program for new immigrants to the United States. Chris will travel to The Carter Academy in two weeks to teach English, conduct TESOL trainings, and to train TCA teachers on developing community projects in their science classes.
He will also be training faculty in using the solar panels and battery packs that he will deliver to the school and that will help them deal with the challenges of power outages. Chris is still raising money for this donation to the school and you can contribute here: gofund.me/s2sobermeyer