Ambassador Mushingi Welcomes Students of the International School of Ouagadougou to the American Library

Students, teachers and the library team posing for souvenir

Thirty 4th and 5th grade students from the International School of Ouagadougou (ISO) visited the American library on October 17. Staff from the Public Affairs Section welcomed them and gave them an overview of the resources available and how to access them. The staff then divided the classes into small groups and facilitated a scavenger hunt to give the students hands-on practice finding information in various formats. The students, who were already familiar with the Dewey classification system, had no problem finding the books. After this activity, the Ambassador stopped by to welcome the students and respond to their questions. He offered U.S.-Burkina Faso flag pins as gifts to the students and took pictures with each one. The Ambassador then called on them to work hard, collaborate with each other, and respect their instructors. Each student was then asked to write his or her dream in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Some said they hoped for international peace or a more environmentally-friendly Burkina Faso. Others wished that all Burkinabe children would have an education. At the end, the students received water bottles and expressed their appreciation for the visit. The ISO instructors said they were pleased with the visit.