BSCTC invites you to attend a presentation by Amira Barham | BSCTC

BSCTC invites you to attend a presentation by Amira Barham

Amira BarhamBig Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) invites you to attend a special presentation on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 11:45 in the Pikeville Campus atrium.

Amira Barham, a Palestinian social worker, was born and raised in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem. With a passion for social justice, equality, and helping people, Amira obtained a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from California State University Long Beach in 1999 as a Fulbright Scholarship recipient. She has worked as a social worker with many diverse and vulnerable populations in Palestine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She's worked with young unaccompanied asylum seekers fleeing war-torn and dangerous countries, young people and adults struggling with substance misuse and criminal behavior, and vulnerable young people and women suffering gender-based violence. 

Most recently, Amira's work has been focused on supporting marginalized children in Palestine, mainly from refugee camps, with Sounds of Palestine. Sounds of Palestine is an organization that uses music and orchestra lessons to enhance children's self-esteem and impact positive social change and community involvement. Additionally, she is connected to Al Harah Theater as the developer of policies for safeguarding children. 

Amira recently completed a postgraduate diploma in Health Action Training, which offers training on utilizing drama practice and drama techniques to enhance person-centered care and resilience, specifically in the aftermath of the pandemic, to help healthcare professionals.