From February 28 to March 2, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam Dr. Inmi Patterson travelled to Moshi, Monduli and Arusha, Tanzania to visit, and raise awareness of, U.S. efforts to empower Tanzanians students, improve health services, and protect natural resources and wildlife.
Chargé d’Affaires Patterson brought 24 soccer balls, donated by the Nike Corporation to Tanzanian youth, as a gift to the Orkeeswa Maasai Community School in Monduli. “Sports teach us the importance of fair play and respect for each other. These lessons learned through sports apply directly to how we relate to each other in the communities where we live and beyond,” said Dr. Patterson while addressing students at the school.
During her visit to the Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions, Dr. Patterson also met with students from the U.S. Embassy’s English language ACCESS Micro-scholarship program in Moshi and the senior management team at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, including a U.S. Fulbright scholar. In celebration of World Wildlife Day, in Arusha, the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires also participated in the screening of the movie The Ivory Game, a documentary film that highlights efforts to combating poaching in Tanzania and throughout the world, for 120 students and alumni of USG exchange programs.
Photos of the trip are available for media use with photo credit to U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam at: https://flic.kr/s/aHskxhADsf
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