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Courtsy Omar Thu, parents' association with the East Allen County High schools, fills the gaps between the Myanmar family and the local community. Thu has not been around East Allen County for long, but has already shown great effect. The quietly speaking native from Myanmar, formerly Burma, who was employed in April, is a parental of the educational area.
It is a degree with many roles and allows it to be a link between pedagogues, adults and schoolchildren. Thu, 43, is focused on communication with Burmese language family members who may not be able to communicate much - or no - in English. It is his task to pass on information from school and teacher to pupils and adults.
For example, Thu could be translating a newsletters sent from class to family. He/she has called the pupils at home to ensure that the pupils know what the pupils' families think about inviting them to extra-curricular work. "He is an all-rounder as the connecting person between parents," said Jennifer Heffernan, head of the Title III programme, which focuses on teaching languages.
It is an important role that is critical to the training of many EACS undergraduates, she said. Nearly 900 of the 9,800 student population in the county speak Burmese. Mr. Thu departed Myanmar in 2008 and, upon his arrival in the United States, worked in various positions, among others at EACS. Used to be a local language interpreter in one of the county colleges, but he went because the job was only needed during his schooldays.
He said he needed something lasting, and he got it when he took the marriage jobs from his family. Now he is working on the translation and clarification of information sent to and from colleges. It participates in meeting and tries to respond to parental queries. A recent issue one of our family asked about a student's midday bankroll.
Coming from Myanmar, Heffernan said he could unite in a way that a non-native could not. She said he could win the confidence of Burmese-speaking pupils and families, and he understood language peculiarities that could hatch through red transmission.