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The Ebola Crisis: How the International Community is Responding and What Students Can Do to Help

Your Name and Title: Amiena Mahsoob, Director of Education Programs  

School or Organization Name: World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh 

Co-Presenter Name(s): Heather Simpson, Senior Director, Education and Child Development, Save the Children USA 


Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and various other international locations

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Students

Short Session Description (one line): Learn from students how the international community is responding to the Ebola crisis and what young people can do to support international efforts and educate their communities.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): In October, students in Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United States engaged in the Ebola Crisis video conference, an experiential learning event focused on the international community’s response to the Ebola crisis. The event was presented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh in collaboration with World Class Schools, State YMCA of Pennsylvania, MAGPI, ESC Region XIII, and AIU3. During this session, students will share what is being done in response to the Ebola crisis and what young people can do to support these efforts and educate their communities.


Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh: www.worldpittsburgh.org

Video Archive of Ebola event: http://video.magpi.net/videos/video/1173/

News coverage of event: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/10/28/Pittsburgh-ar...

 

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