Sainte Croix Community Health Center inaugurated
Ambassador Villarosa and Minister of Health Bundhoo inaugurated the new addition to the Sainte Croix Community Health Center on May 9. This addition is the result of a collaboration between the Mauritian and the American governments, via the U.S. Department of Defense, which provided approximately Rs 5,500,000 for the project.
"The Role of Women in Mauritius"
On Wednesday, May 8, Ambassador Shari Villarosa delivered remarks on “The Role of Women in Mauritius” to the Rotary Club of Port Louis. The U.S. Embassy has embarked on a number of programs to promote the full involvement of women in Mauritian politics, business, and all aspects of society.
Lila King of CNN talks about Citizen Journalism
In celebration of World Press Freedom Day 2013, the U.S. Embassy hosted, on May 2, a Live Webchat on Citizen Journalism with Lila King, Senior Director for Social News and iReport Manager at CNN. Amilcar Veerapen, young Mauritian citizen/freelance journalist introduced the webchat.
English Teachers attend workshops by RELO
Regional English Language Officer (RELO) Sara Denne-Bolton conducted two workshops on English Language Teaching Techniques, for some 50 English teachers, in the U.S. Embassy Information Resource Center. Teachers who have successfully completed their E-Teacher Scholarship Program training received their certificates.
Women in Networking empowers women leaders
On Wednesday, April 24, Ambassador Villarosa addressed the participants of a Women in Networking (WIN) event where the theme was “Empowering Women Leaders”. Women’s empowerment is a priority for the U.S. Embassy which has conducted a number of programs to uplift women.
Additional Embassy Information
Diplomatic Mission is looking for a full-time Program Assistant who will be primarily responsible in the management of the Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program. High School Certificate and two years post high school studies (diploma) in Political Science, Public Administration or Business Administration are required. Full Text »
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 »
Call for Applications for the 2014-2015 Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mauritius is pleased to announce the annual call for applications for the Fulbright Junior Staff Development (JSD) Program for the 2014/2015 academic year. Grantees selected for degree study will be funded for a maximum of 2 years. All awards are contingent upon approval by the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board (FSB), availability of funds, and successful academic placement. Deadline for submission of applications will be Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at latest. For more information »
Call for Applications for the 2014-2015 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
The United States Embassy in Mauritius is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent non-degree study at a leading U.S. university. The program awards a certificate from the U.S. Government; it is not designed to deliver an advanced degree. Deadline for submission of applications will be Monday, July 15, 2013. For more information »
Are you a young science and technology entrepreneur?
The State Department’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) is launching its third annual Technology-Idea (Tech-I). The competition provides an opportunity for young science and technology entrepreneurs to accelerate the success of their venture, connect with a global community of like-minded innovators, and showcase their ideas internationally. Applications for Idea and Startup Stage ventures by young technology entrepreneurs are welcome through 5 PM EDT June 17, 2013. Apply now by visiting the website of GIST! »
Shari Villarosa arrived in Mauritius on November 2, 2012.
Monday, May 27, 2013
The U.S. Embassy will be closed on that day. For other holidays observed, please consult the full holiday listing.
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