Tuesday, July 28 at 3:00 PM ET
Take a virtual expedition to Africa and join fellow teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind live web event! Explore the Republic of Benin, one of the most diverse areas of West Africa, with special guest His Excellency Cyrille Segbe Oguin, Ambassador to the U.S. from Benin, who will bring the diversity of the country, its people and cultures to life in an open, interactive discussion. Learn about changes taking place within Benin as the country embraces the modern challenges of democracy while honoring its heritage.
This unique online and in-person event is an extension of the ExploreAfricaToday.com initiative, featuring the AfricaToday documentary series, both of which are part of the USAID-funded Teach Africa™ program.
Teach Africa™ showcases the culture and history of Africa and underscores the importance of its inclusion in American curricula. One-day Africa immersion forums for more than 3,300 students were held in Atlanta, Ga., Houston, Texas, and Los Angeles, Calif., during the past three months alone. Teach Africa™ has previously been implemented in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Penn., San Francisco, Calif., and Portland, Ore.