Press Releases 2010
U.S. Embassy Donates 10,000 Books To Libraries
October 7, 2010
Dushanbe, Tajikistan: This summer, the U.S. Embassy donated 10,000 textbooks to 26 universities, secondary schools, libraries and organizations throughout Tajikistan. On September 30, Public Affairs Officer Rachel Cooke participated in a book donation ceremony and presented approximately 500 university-level English language textbooks to the Department of Finance and Economics of Tajik National University in Dushanbe. Ms. Cooke also presented books to the Khujand Institute of Economy and Trade in August.
Rachel Cooke recognized the many U.S. Government exchange program alumni who were instrumental in sorting, packing and distributing the thousands of books.
The English textbooks cover a wide variety of topics including business management, political science, creative writing and microbiology. Other book recipients include the Institute of Entrepreneurship & Service, the Institute of Arts, Russian-Tajik Slavonic University, Tajik State Medical University, the Technological University in Kulob, Khorog State University, the University of Central Asia, the Institute of Innovative Technology and Communication, School #4 in Bokhtar district, School #9 in Qurghon-Teppa, the Library of the Academy of Sciences, and the Library of the Ministry of Justice.
Since 1991, the United States Government has worked to strengthen the relationship between the people of the United States and Tajikistan. The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs section is committed to advancing education and opportunities for youth through the American Corners, Educational Advising Centers, book donations and translations, language programs, and academic exchanges. Each year, more than 170 Tajik citizens go to the United States on U.S. Government funded programs such as FLEX, JFDP, MUSKIE, TEA, UGRAD, Community Connections, IVLP and Fulbright, and more than 500 students receive intensive language training through the English ACCESS micro-scholarship program.