Inauguration of the RCPL Eco Award Kiosk
February 26, 2015: Chargé d’Affaires Susan Falatko attended the inauguration of the Royal College of Port Louis Eco Award Kiosk, a project by Goindo Nundraj of Imagine 2020 in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. In September 2014, the U.S. Embassy funded Imagine 2020 to continue its EcoSchools projects.
Youth Leadership Program
February 20, 2015: Pan African Leadership Youth Program Alumni Roshnee Rajkomar, Selvana Mootien and Carmela Fortuno launched the Youth Leadership Program. This program will run all through 2015 and aims at providing 30 aspiring youth leaders with the right tools to develop their leadership potential.
EducationUSA at 2015 Edition of Education Fair
February 13-15, 2015: Many students and parents stopped by our EducationUSA booth this weekend at the 2015 International Education Fair. If you are interested in learning more about higher studies in the U.S., all you have to do is drop us an email on: email@example.com
“Help the Entrepreneur in You”
February 11, 2015 : Mandela Washington Fellow Jessyca Joyekurun led the first of three workshops for women entrepreneurs at the Harper Lee Center (American Corner) in Curepipe last week. Participants get to learn the basics of entrepreneurship, from writing a business plan to business models, branding and customer development.
Talk on Countering Gender-Based Violence
February 11, 2015: Deputy Chief of Mission, Susan Falatko spoke with engineering students at Université des Mascareignes about men’s role in countering gender-based violence. Messages from President Obama and other personalities to stop violence against women featured in the program.
Additional Embassy Information
Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2015
Calling ALL #ExchangeAlumni from Mauritius, Rodrigues and Seychelles! The Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (#AEIF2015) launched on February 3! Your AEIF team can win up to $25,000 to implement a public service project. The competition ends on February 24. Learn more here »
The U.S. Embassy in Mauritius would like to call your attention to travel restrictions in place for Mauritius and Seychelles concerning the Ebola virus. If you would like information about the disease, please visit the website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here »
Have you participated in a U.S.-Government funded exchange or education program locally or in the United States? Have you studied in an American University? If so, the Embassy of the United States of America wants to connect with YOU! It does not matter if it was a year or 15 years (or more) ago! Download the Alumni Registration Form and follow the instructions. Please share the information if you know someone who is eligible. For questions, email US:firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the Alumni Registration Form here »
Fraudulent U.S. Visa Businesses on the Rise
Port Louis, May 28, 2014: Several companies in Mauritius and online claim to offer U.S. visa “expediting” services, often promising to assist with the issuance of U.S. visas for a hefty fee. The United States Embassy in Port Louis wishes to advise all visa applicants that these claims are false. U.S. visas fees can only be paid to the consular cashier at the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis at the time of the visa interview, and are only accepted in cash (U.S. dollars or Mauritian rupees). No other fees are required, and any other payment visa applicants makes to any entity outside of this official process has no bearing on their visa applications or interviews. For any questions or clarification, please contact the U.S. consular team by e-mail at PTLConsular@state.gov.
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.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
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