South, Southeast and West Asia Outreach Program (SSEWA)

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India

The SSEWA outreach program provides a platform for CU faculty, K-12 educators, and community members to interact and share knowledge about the South, Southeast and West Asian regions. It was conceived following the 2007 award of a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center Grant to CAS to expand the range of its outreach programming to include South, Southeast and West Asia.

We organize professional development workshops for Colorado teachers, in collaboration with faculty from departments across the university, drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including Asian Languages and Civilizations, Religious Studies, History, Theatre and Dance, and Anthropology, to foster a deeper engagement with the SSEWA regions. We provide participating educators with tools and resources to teach effectively about these regions in their classrooms.
In addition to K-12 outreach, SSEWA also seeks to promote deeper understanding of South, Southeast and West Asia in our local communities in the Front Range, including local businesses, government personnel, and the general public. A lending library with curriculum materials and other educational resources is open to educators and local community members.  For membership to the SSEWA library, please bring a signed copy of the borrower’s agreement to the Center for Asian Studies office.
 
Contact Information:

Kunga Lama, Outreach Coordinator
South, Southeast and West Asia Outreach Program
University of Colorado at Boulder
1424 Broadway Street, UCB 366
Boulder, Colorado, 80304-0366
Fax: 303-735-5126
kunga.lama@colorado.edu