The Chargé d’Affaires of the United States pays tribute to the grant recipients and participants in Comorian exchanges
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy J. Hyatt hosted a ceremony on October 4, 2021, in honor of Comorian citizens who participated in U.S. exchange programs and recently received small grants from the Embassy of the States. -United to help meet the challenges in their communities. Since 2020, the US government has awarded Comorian individuals and organizations more than $ 85,000 in small grants.
“These grants and programs, along with our collaboration with the government of the Comoros on a wide range of issues, represent the continued commitment of the U.S. government to strengthen bilateral cooperation and relations between our two countries and advance our common goal of ‘a more prosperous future for all Comorians. “said the Hyatt manager at the Oct. 4 event at Golden Tulip.
The winners of the special ambassadorial assistance program 2020 are the Association Actions Positives Comores (A2PC), the Youth Association for Sustainable Development of Bangoi-kouni (AJ2D BK) and the Association for the Development of Vouvouni (ACDV ). The Twamaya Cooperative, the Cooperative des Pêcheurs et Femmes Marchandes de Poisson de Ntsaoueni, the Steering Committee of Bandamadji and the Lemba Association are the winners of the 2021 Ambassador’s Special Mutual Aid Program. Ahmed Bacar won the 2021 competition for small public diplomacy grants.
The Chargé Hyatt also recognized Salim Youssouf, Aincha Aboubakar Oumadi, Ali Abderemane Chamsoudine, Siddi Abdallah Mohemed, Fatima Bacar and Ibrahim Said for their participation in American exchanges, in particular the YALI Mandela Washington scholarship, the study of American institutes (SUSI) for student leaders, the International Visitor Leadership Program, the Fulbright Program, and the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program.
Chargé Hyatt also recognized the work of the Comorian Association for Childhood and Community Development (CEDAC) in successfully completing its $ 100,000 grant from the US Embassy, which brought together civil society leaders and representatives of the local governments of the three islands. discuss ways to improve local governance and increase democratic dialogue.
These projects, large and small, illustrate the commitment of the American people and the American government to strengthen our relations with the Comoros and to help the Comorian people build strong, prosperous and democratic Comoros.