In March and April 2016, volunteers from the U.S. Embassy delivered presentations to students from seven schools. The U.S. Embassy’s ongoing school outreach program is one of Embassy Valletta’s most successful ongoing PD outreach programs.
U.S. Embassy staff visited Maria Regina Primary School in Naxxar, St Theresa Middle School in Birkirkara, and San Gorg Preca Primary School in Marsa. Four other schools – St Nicholas Primary School in Rabat, St Thomas More Secondary School in Hamrun, the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC), and Sacred Heart College Secondary School – visited the U.S. Embassy and enjoyed presentations and tours around the Embassy grounds.
Students at these seven schools learned about American geography and animals native to the United States, NASA and space exploration, Human Rights, Diversity, Life as a Diplomat and Mediterranean Security, and the American children’s books “Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. They all received books donated to the schools’ libraries on behalf of the U.S. Embassy.
The U.S. Embassy’s ongoing school outreach program reaches hundreds of students a year, and supports educational programming and promotes literacy.