US Embassy and BTC Celebrate Partnership

June 23, 2019

US Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell invited the Bahrain Teachers College faculty to a celebration of the ongoing partnership between the embassy’s Regional English Language Office and the college on June 20, 2019. In his address, Ambassador Siberell noted the importance of the partnership to both the United States and to the development and improvement of education in Bahrain. Also addressing the audience were His Excellency University of Bahrain President Riyadh Hamzah, His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Mubarak Juma (Chair of the BTC Governing Council and Undersecretary at the Ministry of Education), and Dean of the College Dr. Ted Purinton.

The Embassy has supported three previous English Language Fellows who have taught at the BTC for two years at a time (with a fourth set to start in September of this year); the Embassy has also supported many curriculum specialists who provide workshops to both the BTC and the Ministry of Education. And the event also commemorated the start of a month-long Foundation Year Program curriculum revision project supported by the Embassy through the provision of a specialist from the Embassy, Ms. Tana Ebaugh.
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