Deputy Chief of Mission Joins Teaching Women English Graduation Event

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Danny Hall participated September 25 in a graduation ceremony in Beirut for 420 participants of the Teaching Women English (TWE) program funded by the U.S. Department of State.  The U.S. has committed more than three million dollars to the Teaching Women English program since 2008, and nearly 8,000 women have benefitted from the classes.  TWE is one of many educational programs in Lebanon funded by the U.S. Department of State and is implemented in the southern half of Lebanon by Hayya Bina.  The TWE program provides women, many in rural areas, with the opportunity to learn English and become active citizens in their communities, promoting the values of tolerance, moderation, and economic opportunity.  During the ceremony, DCM Hall commended the graduates, telling them “We are proud to see how you have succeeded, and we are excited to hear what you will do next.”