Cadets Work with Staff at the American Corner in Zanzibar
Cadets Zack Blevins, Jimmy Spellman, Thomas Hemmerling, and Riley Palmer from CULP Tanzania team four spent a week of their three week deployment working on a special project for the embassy. On Monday the four cadets and their cadre debarked from the Dar es Salaam airport to Zanzibar island.
Upon arriving at the hotel in Zanzibar, they begin preparing for their trip to the American Corner at the Zanzibar Library. The cadets were briefed that the American Corner is a program created by the U.S. Embassy to provide books, internet access, and classes free to locals and students to assist in improving English and excelling in academic studies.
On Tuesday the cadets arrived at the library and met the American Corner staff, Saidi and Mr. Juma. They explained that the American Corner was relatively new and they were having trouble with attendance. Together, the staff of the American Corner and the cadets began laying the groundwork for a great program. They spent the week meeting with members of the local English club and teachers from the surrounding schools for input on their ideas. They also created fliers and a Facebook page. By the end of the week a good base was set to activate a program for the next rotation of cadets to begin operating out of the Zanzibar American Corner, assisting local school teachers in instructing English.