Ambassador Reads Stories to Children with Disabilities

On December 3rd, Ambassador Armbruster read children’s stories to a group of more than 50 children with disabilities at the International Convention Center in Majuro, as part of the 16 Days of Activism to celebrate and promote Human Rights in the Marshall Islands.  The story reading was part of an activity-filled day for these children with disabilities that was organized by the Kora in Okrane (KIO) club in conjunction with Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI), Women’s Athletic Club (WAC), the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.   After first rousing the students by conducting some light exercise, Ambassador Armbruster proceeded to read three stories to the children in English, while Embassy Majuro staff member Darlene Korok translated the stories into Marshallese, and a Ministry of Education staff member translated the stories into Universal Sign Language for those children who are hearing-impaired.   After the story reading concluded, the students joined KIO club members in making Christmas arts and crafts, and then posed for pictures with Santa Clause, played by Embassy Majuro staff member Fred Reichard.