Baku. 3 June. REPORT.AZ/ US Embassy celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Baku American Center, Report informs.
The event took place in the courtyard of the Azerbaijan University of Languages and included brief remarks, photo exhibits of Baku American Center activities over the past decade, a demonstration of Maker Space activities, good food and music performed by the famous Elchin Shirinov band. Invitees included long-term users of the Center, primarily students, teachers, and education contacts. Also during the event, the Ambassador presented awards to the winners of the 25th Anniversary Essay Contest.
This event took place under the auspices of the 25th anniversary of U.S.-Azerbaijan diplomatic relations.
The Baku American Center is one of the Embassy’s most effective platforms to deliver the information about American culture, values and the U.S. educational system to a wide audience. It brings together the schoolchildren, students, US-educated alumni, educators, English language teachers and cultural contacts. During its 10-year activity The Baku American Center organized over 5,000 events, welcomed more than quarter of a million visitors and helped to 500 interns and volunteers to grow.
The Baku American Center was opened in 2007 with the support of then-Public Affairs Officer Jonathan Henick, currently Acting Deputy Coordinator for International Information Programs (IIP) in Washington DC, along with then-Rector Professor Samad Seyidov.