We, the cohort of PELI 2008, offer our utmost gratitude to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and cultural affairs, for funding PELI, which is a dynamic cross cultural educational exchange programme. Our one month summer program at PSU enabled us to interact with American people within and outside classroom. We shared our knowledge and understanding about the world we live in and witnessed the beauty of cultural diversity.
Our sincere thanks to ITA (Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi) and PSU (Plymouth State University), partner organizations, who made it possible for us to avail this wonderful learning opportunity of personal and professional growth. It was due to the tireless effort of Ms Baela Raza and Ms Blake Allen, Directors of their respective organizations, that we as a group were able to travel with much ease.
We are equally grateful to Ms Beena Raza of ITA, for providing us valuable information during pre departure orientation sessions at Islamabad, Pakistan.
Our special thanks to Ms Blake Allen, for her constant support and encouragement during the course. Thankyou Ms Blake for making our trip a rich learning experience. The course was designed in such a manner that each and every day that we spent at New Hampshire was filled with great learning opportunities.
Our heartfelt gratitude to all the faculty members for their unique styles of teaching, and making it possible for us to share our thoughts and learn from each other.
We will always remember people with whom we had the opportunity to discuss and share our thoughts on multiple issues. Our discussions enabled us to understand each others points of view, and to see the world from a broader perspective.
We are grateful to all the friends who invited us to their homes and organizations on various occasions and hosted luncheon, dinner and Pizza party for us. No wonder each one of us has put on some extra weight as a result of the tasty food that we ate in those parties .
Our special thanks to our community advisers for their timely support in solving our problems.
Our thanks to the technology experts who guided us while developing our action plans with patience and smile. We are also thankful to our great photographer who captured our memories and posted it on the website.
We appreciate the staff of Prospect Hall who always welcomed us with their smiling faces.
We are grateful to all the staff members of PSU, who provided us information during the orientation week to facilitate our smooth stay at PSU.
Our thanks to the organizers of the Plymouth Writing Project who provided us the opportunity to interact with the New Hampshire teachers and to share with each other our cultural values and traditions.
We will always remember our memorable visit to Washington D.C. We had the opportunity to visit the State Department to hold meetings with concerned authorities.
Our special thanks to our friends who invited us to concerts, and ofcourse the great opportunity to visit Arts in Education Institute.
Last but not the least, we are highly grateful to our friends, teachers of different schools of New Hampshire with whom we spend memorable time during classroom teaching and field trips. They were extremely helpful and cooperative. We can never forget the delicious and scrumptious lunch they prepared for us.
We would like to conclude on a note that our relationship does not end at the culmination of the programme, in fact it is the beginning of our everlasting friendship.