On Saturday, December 11, 2021, the official launch of the Mali English Club Leader Training Program took place at the Lycée Public de Kalaban Coro. The director of the American Center in Bamako represented the United States Embassy in Mali at the ceremony. English education authorities and clubs also participated in the ceremony. The event was an opportunity to describe the program to the public and to introduce the project team and participants. The program will be implemented by the Mali English Club Council (MECC) and will last six months. The aim of the program is to build the capacities of 38 English club leaders. During the six (6) months, the 38 English club leaders will receive organizational leadership training; skills to improve communication and the ability to broaden their membership. They will also be introduced to how to develop the management skills of English club members and students; and how to promote the culture, ideas and programs sponsored by the US government. Before closing the ceremony, the Mali English Club Council (MECC) donated a cabinet and 300 books in English to the library of the public high school in Kalaban Coro as a pledge of goodwill for the success of the program.
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