Tashkent, Uzbekistan, November 30, 2021 – During the New Uzbekistan Education International Education Forum, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum and Director of the Agency for Presidential Educational Institutions (PIIMA) of Uzbekistan Hilola Umarova signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the sphere of education and hosting American Corners in Creative Schools throughout Uzbekistan.
American Corners are a global network of more than 600 open-access educational centers supported by the U.S. government. These American Corners, located in more than 140 countries, serve to connect the world with the United States. Modeled after modern American libraries, American Corners receive millions of visitors each year. These technologically-equipped spaces share American culture, information on U.S. educational opportunities, and provide free access to American books, movies, and English language programs. In March 2021, the U.S. Embassy opened the American Corner in Qarshi (ACQ), located in the Creative School named after Abdulla Oripov. In its first six months of operation, the ACQ has welcomed thousands of visitors interested in improving their English language skills, learning about American culture, and using its free educational resources.
Overall, the U.S. Embassy and its partners plan to open at least six new American Corners throughout Uzbekistan through the “American Corners” initiative implemented by American Councils for International Education. This project represents an investment of more than $860,000 from the U.S. government and months of close collaboration between local partner organizations. For more information on American Corners programs and activities, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Telegram.