U.S. Chargé d’affaires Ambassador Richard Hoagland celebrated the U.S. Embassy Fb web page’s one millionth fan with English-language college students on the Nationwide College of Trendy Languages (NUML).
“The U.S. Embassy makes use of Fb to speak straight with younger Pakistanis,” stated Ambassador Hoagland, “as a result of we imagine that it is vital so that you can know the way america and Pakistan are working collectively on a wide range of points – from schooling initiatives like these English lessons, to constructing dams that produce electrical energy, to serving to Pakistani farmers promote extra of their merchandise.”
Ambassador Hoagland spoke to almost 100 college students who had simply accomplished a coaching session on on-line civic journalism and social activism, taught by alumni of Youth TechCamp Pakistan, an initiative of the U.S. Division of State to construct the technical expertise of civil society worldwide. “Instruments like Fb and Twitter enable us to take action way more than be in contact with our pals. Social media places the facility of data in your palms,” stated Ambassador Hoagland.
The U.S. Embassy’s Fb web page supplies details about scholarships and research alternatives in america, U.S. tradition and values, ongoing U.S. help initiatives in Pakistan, and tales about Individuals and Pakistanis working collectively to result in optimistic change. Ambassador Hoagland unveiled a video produced by the U.S. Embassy to thank the Fb followers of Pakistan for turning into followers of the U.S. Embassy’s Fb web page (fb.com/pakistan.usembassy). He additionally participated in a “reside chat” on Fb with among the Embassy’s followers, answering questions on U.S. coverage and his private experiences in Pakistan.
Ambassador Hoagland visited college students immediately who research English as a part of the U.S. government-sponsored English Entry Microscholarship Program. The U.S. Embassy operates the world’s largest Entry Program in Pakistan, educating English to five,000 14- to 18-year previous college students.