Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
August 5, 2012
SECRETARY CLINTON: It is such an honor and a pleasure for me to be here. I want to recognize all of the ministers and thank them for coming, for representing the Government of Malawi. I want to thank the head teacher and all of the teachers who are part of this program and who also provide the education for young women and young men throughout the year here in Malawi. I want to thank the director and all the volunteers from the Peace Corps who are here working. We are very proud of all of you. I wish to recognize the Ambassador from the United States to Malawi. And as it is said in southern Africa, all protocols observed.
Thank you for this warm welcome. And thank you very much for being here and being part of this program about which I have already heard so much. And I have seen an excellent example of one young woman who is fulfilling the promise of the slogans and the curriculum and the efforts here at the camp to imbue young women with an understanding of their own internal talents and opportunities and aspirations, and then to develop your own God-given potential and make a contribution not only to your families and communities but indeed to your country.
And I’m very proud of our Peace Corps volunteers because they too are standing up for the idea that every young woman can make a difference in her own life and in her community. And it is a great pleasure for me always, as I travel around the world, to meet Peace Corps volunteers, who represent the great values and ideals of our nation. MORE.
By: Carla Benini: Public Diplomacy Officer in the U.S. Department of State Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
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