International Women’s Day 2014
March 6, 2014: In commemoration of International Women’s Day 2014, the U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with Women in Networking, hosted a discussion and reception focused on ending violence against women featuring French activist Natacha Henry, who works with associations, national and international institutions.
Pan-African Youth Leadership Program
March 4, 2014: Ambassador Villarosa announced the names of our 4 laureates for the Pan-African Youth Leadership Program scheduled from March 22-April 12, 2014 in the U.S. Selvina Mootien, Carméla Fortuno and Dimitri Fleuriot (students) and Roshni Rajkomar (mentor) will travel to Washington D.C., Chicago and Portland.
EducationUSA at International College Fair
Feb. 14-16: Hundreds of visitors stopped by the EducationUSA booth at the Swami Vivekananda Conference Center to get information on education in the US. This event is organized annually by the Rotary Club of Grand Baie. Embassy staff as well as student volunteers replied to questions on admission procedures.
Launching of Uncle Sam’s Traveling Library
February 11, 2014: Ambassador Villarosa was warmly welcomed at Notre Dame de Lourdes RCA school in Rose Hill where she launched the Uncle Sam’s Traveling Library and shared her passion for reading with the children. The library of 150 books will go from school to school each month to encourage young readers.
Rita Venkatasawmy live from New York
January 30, 2014: The Embassy hosted a digital press conference with Rita Venkatasawmy who is currently on a Department of State-hosted study tour in the US to learn about the rehabilitation of children victims of child prostitution. Local journalists got a first-hand impression of the Director of CEDEM's experience.
Additional Embassy Information
The redesigned $100 note: Easy to use, hard to counterfeit
The redesigned $100 note will be issued on October 8, 2013. It will begin circulating across the US and around the world in the weeks and months that follow. It is not necessary to trade in your older-design notes for new ones. This $100 note was redesigned to protect your money by staying ahead of counterfeiters. More than a decade of research went into the redesigned note’s security features. The redesigned $100 notes are easy to authenticate. Over than the watermark, look for two new security features: a 3D security ribbon and the bell in the Inkwell. For more information, click here »
It gets better project
The mission of the It Gets Better Project is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. For more information »
Shari Villarosa arrived in Mauritius on November 2, 2012.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The U.S. Embassy will be closed on that day. For other holidays observed, please consult the full holiday listing.
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