United States, Department of Public Education Open “American Corner” for Qarshi
March 26, 2021
QARSHI, UZBEKISTAN – The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan, officially opened the American Corner to the public at the Barkamol Avlod Community Center in Qarshi. Deputy Minister of Public Education Rustam Karimjanov and United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum delivered welcoming remarks and unveiled the American Corner Qarshi at an opening ceremony.
“We hope that the opening of the American Corner Qarshi will mark an important step in strengthening the relationship not only between our two governments, but between the American people and the people of Uzbekistan,” Ambassador Rosenblum said at the meeting. the opening event.
American Corner Qarshi will be the first location outside of the capital to provide access to similar resources found at the American Center Tashkent at the US Embassy and Window on America at the National Library of Uzbekistan. American Corner Qarshi will join a network of more than 600 open access cultural centers supported by the US government. These American spaces, located in more than 140 countries, serve to connect the world with the United States. Modeled after modern American libraries, American spaces receive millions of visitors each year. These technologically equipped spaces share American culture and values and offer free access to American English books, films and programs.
Located on the second floor of the Barkamol Avlod Center, the 230 square meter space will be open to the public free of charge from Wednesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a computer lab, a classroom with a library, conference room and educational boardroom. The space provides a welcoming and inspiring American-themed environment and is also equipped with an array of resources, such as computers, high-speed internet access, and other modern technology. American Corner Qarshi will facilitate learning English through programs led by native English speakers and provide access to print and digital resources in English. The Corner will also serve as the hub for EducationUSA, a free counseling center that provides counseling services to prospective undergraduates and graduate students who wish to study in the United States. The Corner will also offer conversation clubs, discussion groups, virtual programs, film screenings and English learning activities.
Overall, seven new American Corners across Uzbekistan will be opened thanks to the American Corners initiative implemented by the American Councils for International Education. This project represents an investment of over $ 800,000 from the US government and months of close collaboration between local partner organizations.
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