In Khorog Tajikistan Worldwide Education Fund of the Dallas Foundation (WEF) is collaborating with the US Embassy to provide one-year rental space for American Corner. This space is used for English language training, to conduct educational programs and to promote entrepreneurship programs and training. More than 10,000 people visited American Corner from February to September 2018.
137 various programs/ activities were conducted. Highlights of the programs are:
• Two weeks training for three and 4-year courses of Journalist Department of the State Khorog University and members of young journalist club. In total 14 students were involved in this training.
• Various clubs have been established to engage different age groups and professional groups of the community. Teaching Development Club aims to help English Teachers of Secondary Schools to improve their teaching skill and to learn about using new methods of teaching and she teaches them about using new websites. Youth and children are involved through Games Club, debate club, art club etc.
. American Space Khorugh will conduct 3 months IELTS preparation to help youth of local community to prepare for international education in late October.
About American Corners:
American Spaces are partnerships between the Public Affairs sections of United States Embassies and host institutions. They provide access to current and reliable information from and about the United States via book collections, the Internet, and through local programming to the public overseas or abroad. Sponsored jointly by a U.S. embassy and a host country organization, an American Corner serves as an information outpost like a public library. The multi-media, book and periodical collections are open and accessible. Where possible, associated reading or meeting rooms are made available to host program events and activities (i.e. author readings, speaker programs, films, workshops, meetings, and exhibits). The fundamental function of the American Corner is to make information about the United States available to foreign public at large. For more information, please visit: https://tj.usembassy.gov/education-culture/american-spaces/