YALI – Mandela Washington Fellowship Recruitment in Burkina Faso

The Embassy of the United States of America in Ouagadougou launches the Mandela Washington Fellowship recruitment in Burkina Faso The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative  – YALI.  This program will bring 700 African young leaders to the United States in 2019 for leadership training and mentoring and will create unique opportunities in ...
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Annual Competition for the Fulbright and Humphrey Exchange Programs from December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018

The Embassy of the United States of America, announces the Annual Competition for the Fulbright & Humphrey Exchange Programs  from December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. Public information sessions are held every Wednesday from 15:00 to 17:00, beginning Wednesday, December 6, 2017 and continuing through January 31, 2018 at the American Embassy Ouaga 2000. (Cell phones & computers not ...
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American Corner-Koudougou Supports Womens’ Entrepreneurship Training

On May 16, 2017, a team from the United States Embassy in Ouagadougou visited the Women’s Entrepreneurship Seminar led by American citizen volunteer Rachel Almeida at the American Corner-Koudougou located on the campus of the University of Koudougou. This group of young, ambitious women, comprised of mostly University of Koudougou students, has been meeting weekly ...
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American, Burkinabe English Educators Reinforce Teaching Methods

In Koudougou on March 25, 2017, English Language Fellows Ms. Alexis Cherewka from the Université Aube Nouvelle-Ouagadougou and Mr. Kyle Kaminski, from the Université de Koudougou, trained a group of 19 Burkinabe English educators.  The group was composed of American Language Center-Koudougou instructors, regional English inspectors and teacher-trainers from the Ministry of Education, and secondary ...
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Peace Corps USA: Let Girls Learn Training in Koupéla

April 4-6, 2017, a team from the United States Peace Corps office in Ouagadougou organized a 3-day training in Koupéla on girls’ education and gender issues for nineteen (19) participants, including ten Peace Corps volunteers and nine of their community counterparts coming from 10 different villages.  Since 2015, the Peace Corps USA has taken its ...
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Ouagadougou English Access Program Students are Leaders-In-Training

On March 11, 2017, 100 English Access Microscholarship Program students engaged in a half-day leadership training hosted at Université Aube Nouvelle (U-AUBEN) in Ouagadougou. U. S. Embassy Director of Public Affairs, Brenda Soya, pulled out her rope and blindfolds for some fun leadership and communication exercises that not only had students laughing but learning. In ...
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U. S. Embassy provides professional journal to English educators

During this month of March 2017, the U. S. Embassy in Ouagadougou has distributed over 3,000 copies of recent editions of a U. S. government published English teaching professional journal to four regional offices of the Ministry of National Education. English teachers, inspectors, and advisors in the Central, North Central, Sahel, and Hauts Bassins regions ...
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U.S. Embassy Gives English Day Prizes at Lycée Municipal of Koudougou

On February 25, 2017, English reigned supreme at the Municipal Secondary School of Koudougou.  U. S. Peace Corps volunteers, working with local English teachers and administrators, organized an English Day filled with contests and activities for all junior and senior high students at the school.  Neighborhood elementary school children squeezed in the front on the ...
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U. S. English Teacher gets Burkinabe Students, Professionals Speaking English

English teacher Alexis Cherewka noticed students at her host institution, Université Aube Nouvelle (U-AUBEN), and professionals training at the American Language Center (ALC) were exceling in reading and writing English and most were grammar gurus.  However, they felt having a conversation was much more challenging.  In spite of mastering many aspects of the English language, ...
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Public Diplomacy Team met with Diebougou’s high Schools Students

From January 9 to 10, 2017, a team from the U.S. Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Section traveled to Diebougou (south west) to meet with high school students about the Embassy’s Youth Leadership Program. The team met with 30 students at two different high schools who are engaged in their community to discuss youth leadership. The team ...
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Embassy Ouagadougou hosted an Education Fair

On the occasion of the International Education Week (IEW), Embassy Ouagadougou hosted an education fair on November 18, 2016,with many activities to inform parents and students about their educational choices and support our economic and social development goal. We hosted the Virtual College fair where participants visited tables lined with university advertisement and catalogs. American ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Welcomes Students of the International School of Ouagadougou to the American Library

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 ...
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YALI Information Session in Pô

On October 5, 2016, the U. S. Embassy in Ouagadougou organized an information session at the City Hall in Pô about the Young African Leadership Initiative’s Mandela Washington Fellowship.  The period to apply for the 2017 Fellowship program is September 21 – October 26, 2016.  This program is an initiative of President Obama to offer ...
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Access Program teachers empowered to innovate

September 6-9, 2016, the U. S. Embassy in Ouagadougou and the American Language Center at Université Aube Nouvelle, Ouagadougou organized a training in Bobo-Dioulasso for teachers of the English Access Microscholarship Program.  The Access Program, funded by the United States government, provides two years of supplementary personal development and educational activities in a framework of ...
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Sixty-One Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-In

Sixty-one Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn in on August 30 at the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou. The ceremony was presided over by U.S. Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi, the Minister of Agriculture representing the Prime Minister, the Minister of Health, and other government officials. After a speech by Peace Corps Director Keith Hackett and thank you addresses ...
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