New American Space at the Corner of Education and Innovation

Dar es Salaam (September 29) – Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam Dr. Inmi Patterson and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology Eng. Stella Manyanya officiated the launch of a new American Corner in partnership with the National Library in Dar es Salaam. Joined by the Director of the Library, Dr. Alli Mcharazo, Chargé Patterson hailed the opening as an example of the development cooperation between the United States and Tanzania, noting the broad range of programs that will take place in the American Corner.

“It will be a digital connection with Silicon Valley, IT, and innovation. It will be a bridge to American institutions of higher education, research, and scholarship. And it will share the American spirit of creativity and entrepreneurship with the Tanzanians who will invent the future,” said Chargé Patterson.

Developed in partnership with the U.S. Government, American Corners are locally led spaces which promote critical thinking and thoughtful discussion of issues by upholding a citizen’s right to education and free access to information. They are places where people can explore and be inspired by new ideas, skills, and opportunities that have the power to bring positive change.

Featuring Wi-Fi internet access, public access computers, a 3-d printer, and much more, the American Corner at the National Library is free to use and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Saturday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

To request more information, please call the U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam Press Office at Tel: +255 22 229-4000 or email: DPO@state.gov