Permjit Soomal volunteered with IUBAT in the fall of 2011 and again in the winter of 2012 as part of her practicum experiences for her Masters of Nursing (nurse educator option). She has now graduated and continues her work in Bangladesh with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as a Canadian Teaching and Pedagogy Specialist – Clinical Supervision Specialist. She is responsible for setting up training programs for nursing instructors in pedagogy as well as setting up and training clinical supervisors for diploma nursing students.
The University of Victoria recognized her efforts in their newsletter, The Ring. Soomal is quoted saying “I wanted to create and support programs that will help alleviate poverty and improve health.” She believes “nursing education does both.” To read more of this article titled Grad Shares Nursing Expertise in Bangladesh, open this link. To view Soomal’s blog where she shares more reflections and details about her experiences, visit Permjit’s Postcards.
Good luck Permjit in your future endevours!