DCM Martina Boustani Remarks
Yeumbeul High School
February 19, 2019
Director, Yeumbeul High School
Director, Social Change Factory
Teachers, staff, and parents
Thank you for the warm welcome. It is a pleasure to be here with you today.
As the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, I have had the opportunity to meet young people, like you, across the country, and I have been impressed by their level of engagement in their schools and communities.
One way that students at Yeumbeul High School have been engaged is though the U-Xchange program.
The U.S. Embassy in Dakar was proud to help fund the U-Xchange program, which offers academic training and mentorship to high school students across the country.
Senegal’s young people have the potential, the drive, and the ambition to accomplish great things. U-Xchange is an excellent example of how the U.S. Embassy has collaborated with civil society and the education sector to help you, the Senegalese youth, realize your goals.
I would like to congratulate the team at Social Change Factory, the Yeumbeul High School director, and all involved with the U-Xchange program for your dedication to helping young people succeed.
To the U-Xchange students, my challenge to each of you is to be ambitious, to set goals, and to continue to apply the lessons you have learned to achieve success.
I wish you all the best in your studies. Thank you for having me and now I’m happy to take any questions.