Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 22, 2012

The U.S. Department of State announced today that Ann Stock, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, will travel to Zambia and South Africa September 24-29 to engage with youth, civil society, and entrepreneurs. She will also meet with State Department program alumni who have participated in educational, sports, media, cultural, youth, and women entrepreneurship exchanges.

In Zambia, Assistant Secretary Stock will lead a conversation with members of civil society where they will discuss democratic elections, human rights, and the need for greater collaboration and partnership. In addition, she will participate in a dialogue with youth ambassadors and meet with alumni from the African Women's Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), the Fulbright Program, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, sports exchanges, and media exchanges.

While in South Africa, Assistant Secretary Stock will visit a variety of educational exchange programs. She will travel to the community of Diepsloot where she will engage youth participating in an English Access Microscholarship program and Fulbright English Teaching Assistants. She will also meet with EducationUSA advisors and local high school students in Johannesburg.

Stay tuned for updates via Twitter @AnnatState.

PRN: 2012/1490