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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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- Senior Education Advisor, Higher Education
Neil O’Flaherty is a senior education advisor at World Learning, with a focus on higher education. He has more than 15 years’ experience in working on international projects in the areas of language teacher training and professional development, curriculum development, workforce development and career services, and institutional strengthening of institutions of higher education. His responsibilities at World Learning include designing and delivering effective teacher capacity development activities for worldwide education programs; and design and technical input for higher education institution capacity development programs. He has worked on U.S. Department of State and USAID-funded projects in Algeria, Egypt, El Salvador, Lebanon, Kosovo, and Iraq. He has also trained teachers across a range of countries including Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Georgia, South Korea, and Tunisia. Before joining World Learning, O’Flaherty gained a broad range of experience in the education field including: teaching in Ireland, France, and the U.S.; supporting the higher technical and technological sector in Ireland with a strong focus on teaching language for technical and professional employment; leading ERASMUS inter-university collaboration and student exchange programming; and managing academic program quality assurance and accreditation processes for undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of academic disciplines. He also served on Irish National Council for Curriculum and Assessment commission for French language curriculum. Neil holds two master’s degrees—one in French literature and one in TESOL. He speaks fluent French and Spanish as well as Irish and English.
Expertise: TESOL; higher education; systems stregthening; HICD; teacher and faculty development; youth workforce development; teacher education