Embassy Dili’s American Corner welcomed Ambassador Kevin Blackstone, March 1, where he toured the facility and was introduced to group leaders who explained why they volunteer and what their teams do. Locally known as UmaAmerika (America House), the facility is located in Timor-Leste’s premier university and provides educational resources and programs to thousands of Timorese. Young Timorese are eager to interact with Americans, practice their English skills, and find opportunities to advance their educational and career goals. UmaAmerika provides this, as well as programming that shares American values through in-person and virtual engagements.
Photo by Leopoldo Gusmao