U.S. Consul General Brian Heath greeted 19 Pakistani women prior to their departure for summer exchange programs in the United States. “My sincere congratulations to all of the participants in the Summer Sisters 2016 exchange program,” said Mr. Heath, while thanking partners: iEarn, the U.S. Pakistan Women’s Council and American University. Also attending were iEARN CEO Farah Kamal, iEARN General Manager Saleem Ibrahim, Public Affairs Officer Li Ping Lo and Cultural Attaché Griffin Rozell.
“As a Summer Sister, you will develop intellectual and leadership skills, while serving as cultural ambassadors for our two nations. All of you have the potential to become leaders in Pakistan and beyond,” said Mr. Heath.
Exchange programs, such as U.S. Summer Sisters, are invaluable experiences for everyone involved, from the participants and professors to ordinary Americans, said Ms. Lo. “Summer Sisters strengthen ties between Americans and Pakistanis, combat stereotypes, and ultimately foster better understanding between our two nations,” she said.