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U.S. Embassy Opens American Corner Suva
at Carnegie Library
June 21, 2023

Suva, Fiji – On June 21, the U.S. Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu Marie C. Damour officially opened the American Corner Suva at Carnegie Library.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the American Corner at the Suva Carnegie Library

In partnership with Fiji’s government and the Suva City Council (SCC), this new facility joins U.S. Embassy Suva’s network of American Corners in Lautoka, Nuku’alofa, Funafuti, and Tarawa.  Worldwide, 140 countries host nearly 600 American Spaces, which organize programs and events to foster learning, discussion, and civic engagement.

Ambassador Damour shakes hands with Fiji's Minister for Local Government at the Opening of the American Corner at the Suva Carnegie Library

“Our American Corners are open to everyone.  We offer educational, technological, and informational resources for Fijians to follow their passions.  This is your place to learn, research, and brainstorm to chart your future, and that of the Blue Pacific.” said Ambassador Damour.

American Corner Suva is open during the Carnegie Library’s operating hours.  Visitors can explore and share ideas, access information, and participate in activities that develop professional skills or provide educational opportunities.  The American Corner also offers EducationUSA resources for those curious about studying in the United States.

Throughout the year, American Corner Suva will host programs for school groups.  The U.S. Embassy and Carnegie Library staff will work with teachers and school administrators to design programs that address their students’ interests and needs.  American Corner Suva has a wide selection of materials to bolster Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) skills for Fijian youth.  In line with the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent, U.S. Embassy Suva is supporting innovation and creativity hand-in-hand with the best of the region’s traditions and practices.

For information about American Corner Suva’s upcoming activities, please follow the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook page@USEmbassySuva.