U.S. Embassy Donates American Books to Zouk Mikael Youth and Cultural Center

On April 27, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Ambassador Richard H. Jones presented 250 books and educational resources to the Zouk Mikael Youth and Cultural Center.  Minister of Culture Rony Arayji and Mayor Nouhad Naufel also spoke to the assembled group of municipality leaders and scout troops.

In his remarks, CDA Jones noted that “Mastery of the English language enhances students’ employment prospects, opens a window to a broader world of ideas and opportunities, and empowers them to contribute to the socio-economic success of their families, their communities, towns, and ultimately all of Lebanon.”  The U.S. Embassy supports English language learning in Lebanon through many activities and educational exchanges.

The U.S. Embassy awarded a grant to the Zouk Mikael Youth and Cultural Center to purchase English language books and materials and to host English language programming that will explain American culture to community members, promote shared values, and increase cultural understanding.