JMU grad Alex Sirney and a documentary to motivate change

Last Thursday’s “Breeze” had an interesting article on JMU graduate Alex Sirney who hopes to inspire change in a novel way. Sirney studied abroad in Kenya in summer 2005. He returned to Africa in 2006 with a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant to create a film on Kenya’s educational system. His film “Teaching Kenya” recently debuted at Court Square Theatre in Harrisonburg.

According to “Breeze” staff writer Caroline Cournoyer, Sirney “hopes his documentary will help people to not only think more globally, but also help to improve the situation in their own towns and countries.” JMU’s Associate Executive Director of the Office of International Programs Jennifer Coffman who led the teacher seminar in Kenya, echoes Sirney’s hope that “the documentary will motivate change.”

Sounds like Sirney’s determined to be the change in his life and to motivate others to make a difference as well.



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