On April 17, the U.S. Ambassador Susan Elliott hosted the re-opening ceremony of the Dushanbe American Corner in its new location at 66 Tolstoy Street. Leaders of prominent NGOs, school and university students, teachers, and other regular American Corner supporters and visitors participated in the event.
The original American Corner Dushanbe opened its doors in 2005 and was located in the Academy of Science; it later moved to the National Library. During the ceremony, Ambassador Elliott welcomed and congratulated the guests to the new expanded American Corner’s space and encouraged the youth to use and benefit from the free available resources, materials, services, programs and activities in order to improve their English, maximize their knowledge, and continue to pursue their education.
The U.S. Embassy now supports seven American Corners in Dushanbe, Kulob, Qurghonteppa, Khorugh, Khujand, Isfara and Gharm. Each American Corner provides free Internet access for educational purposes, free English language materials, presentations about U.S. Government programs, educational advising, and hosts many clubs. The American Corners are one of the many ways the American people support Tajikistan’s youth.
American Corner Dushanbe is now located on 66 Tolstoy street behind Pedagogical University.
The American Corners in Tajikistan are partnerships between the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs section and educational institutions throughout the country. 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 general public.