U.S. Embassy ‘Embracing Education’ in November
The U.S. Embassy will be embracing education both offline and in person in November with a series of events and activities focused on the joys of learning.
Spearheaded by the Public Affairs section, the month-long education focus is to highlight International Education Week which falls mid-month, from November 14-18.
The activities will target education at every level – primary, secondary and tertiary.
For the very youngest, the Embassy will literally roll out its Books in a Bag program to primary schools in at least four different islands in November. The program donates a selection of the books from the 2011 American Library Association’s Notable Children’s Books list, packed into wheeled duffel bags to make them easier to circulate from class to class around a school.
Embassy staff will be reaching out to secondary school students at college fairs in Antigua, Barbados and Dominica during November, advising them on their options for higher education in the United States.
Those looking to pursue or further their tertiary education can participate in a series of Facebook chats where current and past Fulbright scholars, Hubert Humphrey Fellows and Embassy officers will discuss scholarships, student visa applications and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Another Facebook activity during the month will be a weekly book quiz on Friday afternoons, where fans of the Embassy’s page (www.facebook.com/USEmbassyBarbados) can win acclaimed American books such as Toni Morrison’s Beloved and President Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father.