PRESS RELEASE: American Corner Re-Opens

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(Nov. 10, Banjul, The Gambia) U.S. Embassy Banjul’s American Corner at Kairaba Avenue, Comium Building in Banjul, is now open to the public. This announcement follows several months of closure as a precaution for COVID-19.

In re-opening the facility, Richard Carl Paschall, Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of The Gambia,thanked the staff and 2020 interns for a job well done during the pandemic. “I was so impressed at the creativity of the interns in creating content during the past year – book clubs, English language learning programs, a coding club for girls – all of this was done virtually,” he said. “These programs were very well done, all while keeping our fellow Gambians safe.”

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The ambassador also welcomed the American Corner 2021 interns and advised them to work diligently. They were reminded that they provide the people of The Gambia with a space where they can participate in interesting programs, learn about studying in the United States, and connect so that they can all maintain strong relationships with one another.

The American Corner is now open from 10am to 6pm, Monday–Thursday and 10am to 7pm on Friday and Saturday. The center will observe Covid-19 safety measures. Masks are required and no more than 15 people may use the space at a time. Reservations for visiting the center can be made at +220 796 27 89 or emailing [email protected]

The American Corner plays a significant role in advancing U.S. Embassy of The Gambia’s mission goals of bolstering education and youth empowerment. The American Corner internship program is a prestigious platform for university students, offering young Gambians an opportunity to gain employment while pursuing higher education.

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