Ambassador Mahoney visited the University of Abomey-Calavi on June 13, 2019. She was accompanied by Public Affairs Officer Christopher Helmkamp. During this visit, Rector Maxime da Cruz and his team welcomed the diplomats to the campus and discussed the excellent cooperation that exits between the U.S. Embassy and the university. The English Club Summit and the training for civil engagement (ADEMO) were mentioned as recent examples of the collaboration.
Ambassador Mahoney also visited the Embassy-funded Obama Center, yet another example of the fruitful collaboration that exists between the two entities. At the Obama Center, Ambassador Mahoney met with students studying English who also performed a theatre piece and sang the national anthem. The trip culminated with a visit to a garden maintained by agriculture science students.