Press Release: WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Namibia

WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Namibia Began June 17 The fourth WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp is taking place in Namibia, June 17-29, 2018.  WiSci is a public-private partnership designed to impart skills to and create opportunities for high school girls in science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM). The 2018 ...
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The U.S. Embassy took its Jazz Appreciation Month event to Vuvulane

Do you know jazz and other artistic forms can be a vehicle for freedom of expression and social change? The U.S. Embassy took its Jazz Appreciation Month event to Vuvulane, where local artists – Mandisa, TribeNew, Black Rhino,  Qibho  and  Floewe  – performed for the audience and engaged them on how to use music and arts as ...
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President and Chief Executive Officer of the Black AIDS Institute visits Eswatini

Thanks to The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP), last month the Embassy hosted Mr Phill Wilson who is President and Chief Executive Officer of the  Black AIDS Institute . The Institute is a training and mobilization center focused exclusively on black people to stop the AIDS pandemic in black communities. Mr Wilson met with Wellness Coordinators from ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: Black Girls Global Exchange – Happy Valley Hotel

Sanibonani and welcome! It is an incredible feeling to share the stage with so many smart, young women who are changing the world. This type of intercultural exchange – between the U.S., Swaziland, and South Africa – really underscores one of our main priorities for the U.S. Embassy in Swaziland. As diplomats, we are always ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: WomEng Launchpad Event – St. Michael’s Girls High School, Manzini

Representatives from St. Michael’s Girls High School, WomEng team members, Future engineers, Good morning! What a joy to see so many motivated, intelligent, and inspired young women – you all deserve a big round of applause! I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s program, complete with presentations, Q&A, and a fun hard hat activity. Judging by your ...
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ARS Maureen Rabotin visits Swaziland

Thanks to Africa Regional Services (ARS Paris). Early February we hosted Maureen Rabotin, a Gallup StrengthsFinder certified Global Executive Coach, Instructor at Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies), TedX Speaker and author of: Culture Savvy – Working and Collaborating Across the Globe. Maureen conducted workshops across the country on leadership and advocacy, which included ...
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U-Tech School are 2017 National Robotics Competition champions

Congratulations to U-Tech School for winning the 2017 National Robotics Competition!! The competition, organized by the STEM Education Foundation Swaziland and co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, has introduced more than 400 young people from 48 schools across the country to real-world engineering challenges by designing, building and programming an autonomous robot to complete tasks. The ...
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WomEng, a South Africa-based NGO help Swazi women engineers to start up a local chapter

Swazi women engineers are breaking the mold and shattering stereotypes about women’s leadership in a male-dominated field. Last Friday and Saturday, the Embassy welcomed back the team from WomEng, a South Africa-based NGO, to help women engineers start up a local chapter. Across the world, women are underrepresented in the STEM fields and these amazing ...
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#Swazi girls who BELIEVE are destined to ACHIEVE!

On October 11, the US Embassy collaborated with U.S. Peace Corps Swaziland to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child at Manyeveni Nazarene Primary School, where Dawnita Brown, a Peace Corps Volunteer (G14) hosted the first ever “Swazi Girls Believe Conference.” Ambassador Lisa Peterson, Peace Corps Country Director Glenda Green, and Public Affairs Officer ...
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Nothando Thwala attends State Department’s IVLP Program

Congratulations to our International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) participant, Nothando Amaryllis-Celiwe Thwala, who is travelling to the United States today to take part in a three-week professional exchange program called #HiddenNoMore: Empowering Women Leaders in STEM. Nothando is a teaching assistant in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at UNISWA. She conducts laboratory experiments in ...
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YALI Alumni visit radio station in a recruitment drive for YALI 2018 fellowship

Big up to our 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows – Simphiwe Dube-Ntshingila, Simangele Smecks Maziya and Qiniso “Qibho Intalektual” Motsa – who were on SBIS 2 this morning talking about their exchange programs in the United States. If you haven’t started your application for the 2018 program, it’s time to get moving! As Simphiwe said, this ...
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EducationUSA mentors 20 cohort members, traces their journey to the U.S.

Have you heard of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) exam? The SAT is a standardized test that forms part of entrance application requirements for U.S. universities and colleges. Over two million students take the SAT every year and it is used by nearly every college in America for evaluating a student’s college preparedness. The EducationUSA ...
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Swazi Scholars Off to America

Two Swazis recently departed for the United States as Fulbright Fellows. They will spend up to 2 years in the United States seeking to improve their professional skills to contribute positively to Swaziland’s development upon their return. This year’s awardees are: Dr. Bongiwe Prudence Malinga, a Senior Medical Officer at Mankayane Government Hospital. She will ...
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Makhosazana attends State Department’s IVLP Program

Promoting human rights, especially gender equality, is an important role of the U.S. government, and today we highlight Makhosazana Mkhonta, a Swazi champion for gender equality and women’s empowerment. She will be participating in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), a 3-week professional development exchange in the United States. MaKhosazana Mkhonta is a Business Development ...
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WomEng’s Pink Hard Hats Invade, Inspire Girls in Engineering

Over three days, PAS hosted the South Africa-based NGO, WomEng (founded by a South African alumna of IVLP and Fortune Women’s Mentoring Program), to discuss engineering careers, mentoring, and professional development with groups of stakeholders and students. The WomEng team first met with a group of more than 60 engineers, predominantly women, to talk about ...
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