The Embassy of Afghanistan welcomed 5th graders from John Eaton Elementary School to tour the embassy and give a presentation on May 17th. The visit was the last engagement in an annual series that the Embassy has had with the class as part of DC Public Schools and The Washington Performing Art’s Embassy Adoption Program. Through the partnership, the children have learned about Afghan food, culture, geographic history, and music. After presenting to diplomats what they have learned about Afghanistan, the children had a brief tour of the Embassy followed by a lunch of Afghan cuisine. The students also gifted the embassy with a kite they had made and signed. The embassy staff is grateful for another year with John Eaton students, and looks forward to sharing Afghan culture in the future.
The Embassy Adoption Program was started in 1974 in partnership with Washington Performing Arts Society, and works with 5th and 6th grade students to infuse global education in the classroom. A class is “adopted” by an embassy, creating a bond between both the local and international community. It is an opportunity for students to expand their global understanding and increase interactive programming options.
Learn more about the Embassy Adoption Program here