News & Events
Aerial Dance with "VauLt" from Texas
Invitation to the public from Quito to attend the performance by "Vault" the aerial dance company from Houston Texas, next Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 PM at Teatro Mejico (Tomebamba y Antisana, Chimbacalle). The entrance is free.
The Whiffenpoofs from Yale University Tour Ecuador
The Cultural Section, in coordination with the Central University in Quito and the Bi-National Center in Guayaquil, present the acclaimed a capella group from Yale University, The Whiffenpoofs.
The Whiffenpoofs trace their history back to 1909, making it the oldest collegiate a capella group in the United States. The group is comprised by 14 undergraduate students who compete each year for one of its coveted spots. Its repertoire ranges from gospel and popular music to Broadway songs and classical music.
For generations, The Whiffenpoofs have performed in iconic locations such as the White House in Washington, the Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall in New York. They have also appeared on popular television shows such as The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, and The West Wing. During its tour in Ecuador, the group is scheduled to visit Quito, Guayaquil, and the Galapagos Islands.
Ambassador Namm and Consul General Lindwall Visit Environmental Projects in Guayaquil
Ambassador Namm and Guayaquil Consul General David Lindwall joined representatives from the Ministry of Environment and the National Institute of Fisheries on a trip to the Gulf of Guayaquil to observe USAID-sponsored efforts to conserve the mangrove swamps as part of the “Sustainable Coast and Forests” project.
The project helps associations of fisherman to harvest red crab in a way that protects both the red crab population and the delicate environment of the mangroves.
The project seeks to improve the income of fishermen and teach them conservation techniques and marketing skills.
More information about USAID program in Ecuador
U.S. Embassy Supports Women’s Entrepreneurship in Ecuador
Sixty-five women entrepreneurs participated in a State Department-funded seminar titled “From Entrepreneur to Businesswomen: Business in High Heels,” at the San Francisco University in Quito.
The main goal of the seminar was to help participants to strengthen their businesses skills, develop new contacts, and promote and grow their existing businesses. Participants received information about marketing, finance, foreign trade, leadership, and innovation from renowned experts.
The seminar was organized by a group of Ecuadorian alumni of the U.S. Government’s Fulbright program.
“Trace Effects” Video Game: New Tool for Teaching English
A free video game developed by the U.S. State Department to help students of English was distributed by the U.S. Embassy in Quito to teachers in Quito, Ibarra, Loja, and Guayaquil.
The game, called “Trace Effects,” is fun, interactive tool that helps teachers to motivate students. The game tells the story of an adolescent of the future called “Trace” who goes back in time to the present day. To play the game, players must communicate with other characters in English. If you are a teacher who is interested in using this game in your classroom, please send an email to email@example.com.