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State Department’s First Connect Camp in Tanzania Empowers Young African Leaders

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC March 9, 2015 The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will conduct eight Connect Camps in Tanzania, Namibia, Rwanda, and Cote d’Ivoire during 2015-2016 supporting alumni from the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for Young African Leaders and their chosen mentees. The Connect Camps […]

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Girls STEAM Camp to be Launched in Rwanda

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 11, 2014 The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP) announced today a new partnership with Girl Up, Intel, Microsoft , and the Rwandan Girls Initiative, and the support of the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI), to launch a girls STEAM camp to advance […]

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African Women Participate in TechWomen 2014

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC September 29, 2014 As part of the U.S. Department of State’s TechWomen exchange program, companies in the San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley will host 78 women from the Middle East and Africa from September 30 – November 5. The TechWomen program supports the United […]

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC July 28, 2014 Twenty-nine women entrepreneurs from 26 African countries arrive in the United States this week to explore ways to expand their businesses and generate prosperity in their communities. The women in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has generated […]

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Youth Soccer Coaches from North Africa Visit United States Ahead of the World Cup

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC June 2, 2014 As the world’s attention shifts to the soccer pitch with the June 12 kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the State Department will welcome to the United States 16 youth soccer coaches from around the Middle East on a multi-nation Sports Visitors […]

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U.S. Asst. Sec. for Educational & Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan Travels to Uganda and Rwanda

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC January 31, 2014 Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan will travel to Kampala, Uganda February 2-3, and Kigali, Rwanda February 4-5. While in Uganda she will sign an entrepreneurship grant in support of President Obama’s Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI), a signature effort […]

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LIONS@FRICA Partnership: Teaching Coding Skills to Africa’s Youth

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 13, 2013 In recognition of Computer Science Education Week, the U.S. Department of State’s Global Partnership Initiative together with CoderDojo and the LIONS@FRICA partnership, launched a new initiative today called afriCoderDojo to teach youth in Africa 21stcentury computer technology skills. afriCoderDojo is a pan-African effort […]

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Young Women From 4 African Countries Participate In 2013 NeXXt Scholars Program

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 5, 2013 The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Science & Technology Adviser to the Secretary (E/STAS) is proud to report that participation in the NeXXt Scholars Program has more than doubled as it begins the second year. In its inaugural year, 24 women—12 […]

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DC Mayor Vincent Gray Addresses Ethiopian Orthodox Church Congregation

Courtesy, Mayor’s Office of African Affairs Washington, DC November 2013 Mayor highlights administration’s accomplishments and announces new sister city agreement between DC and Addis Ababa. On Sunday, November 3, 2013, Mayor Vincent C. Gray offered remarks at the Debre Selam Kidist Mariam Ethiopian Orthodox Church to convey his administration’s ongoing effort to engage and improve […]

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2014 Scholarships for American High School Students to Study In Africa

Department of State Washington, DC November 13, 2013 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors many programs that are now accepting applications for scholarships that provide American high school students the opportunity to study abroad. These exchange programs prepare American young people to live, work, and succeed in a global […]

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