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TechGirls is an international exchange program designed to empower young girls to pursue careers in the science and technology sectors.
"Playing sports gives a girl the feeling of empowerment, ...how to become a better, stronger character."
The U.S. Department of State hosted the first Youth TechCamp in Washington, D.C. for 21 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program alumni
At a reception on June 4, the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Margaret Scobey congratulated 18 Egyptian students (and their parents) from Alexandria who will begin studying in the U.S. at various colleges and universities in the 2011-2012 academic year.
Working with the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, the U.S. State Department dispatched two former U.S. Women’s National Team players and one former coach to Morocco for a sports envoy program.
On June 22, 2011, the U.S. Department of State welcomed 10 young Iraqi basketball players and their coaches to the United States.
Partnering with the NBA and WNBA, the U.S. Department of State sent legends Sam Vincent and Andrea Stinson as well as NBA clinician Marty Conlon to Jordan in July.
As a part of the Empowering Women Through Sports Initiative, the U.S. State Department hosted fourteen female coaches for a volleyball exchange program in Washington, D.C. and San Antonio, Texas.
Egyptian soccer coaches visited the United States for a Sports Visitors Program.
Working with the Embassy in Riyadh and the consulate in Jeddah, the U.S. State Department brought over six female teenage basketball players and two coaches for a two-week program.