Monday, July 13, 2009

July 4th, A historical day in my life

July 4th, is considered to be a historical day in the life of millions of Americans but this July 4th turned as a unique life learning experience in my life. This IVLP program provided us the opportunity to experience the patriotism of a nation, who use to have love for values, acknowledges services of their heroes and reiterates its diversity all the times.

On 4th of July we were in Washington DC, and we were granted previliges to explore the city by our own, I was accompanied by Malicca & Eman to femiliarize ourselves to the roads & sight seening placing in Washington. We took 17th street and went strait to President house, which was crowded by tourists & patroitic peoples to enjoy the independance day.

We were fortunate to experience the Smithsonian Folklife festival, which highlighted the folk culture across the United States and it was really a wonderful experience to listen the festive songs & observing the diversity of American Nation & immigrants.

You would not believe, we were feeling ourselves as a part of that community by enjoying glow of Americans and immigrants who were all despered to express their love to this country which provided them such a rich diversity that eliminated the difference between them.

We took some light festive food and kept our journy for quest of American behaviour to their independance till to the night at fire works at the mall.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

IVLP Program intro

International Visitors Leadership Program is a US initiative to provide opportunity to the people around the world engaged in different professions to experience the life & culture of American People.

This year in 2009, it is a unique initiative to invite librarians across the world to visit United States and learn how libraries & organizations for non profit are making their ways to assist their communities.

This program hosted more than 23 coordinators of special libraries known as American Corners including:
Eman Abdul Karim (Behrain)
Rade TESIC (Bosnia Herzegovina)
Marija ERL SAFAR (Croatia)
Matanisiga QELO (Fiji)
Mamadou Oury Diallo (Guinea),
Mukundbhai Patel (India),
Tamar Haya Alon (Israel),
Alessya Klassen (Kazakhistan),
Nazymgul Tleubekova (Kazakhistan)
Fatima Ali Mohamed Busaidy (Kenya)
Shykran Berisha (Kosovo),
Natalija Oseverova (Latvia),
Roma Baristaite (Lithuania),
Allan James Kanyundo (Malawi),
Nevenka Stefanovska (Macedonia),
Anica Bojovic (Montenegro),
Blessing Onoriode Agioubu (Nigeria),
Fatma Abdulah Al Jabri (Oman),
Naimat Ullah Khan (Pakistan),
Ewa Jaros (Poland),
Oana Liliana Jianu (Romania),
Millesa Nikoletic (Serbia)
Ludo Zupko (Slovak Republic),
Bernard Wakabi Muhangi (Ugada).
The is blog will share the experiences of the participants in writings & pictures so you can find how people of different region, color, race can be united to improve their skills and gain professional expertise.

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