US Ambassador performs for the Butterfly Children

Post date: Mar 22, 2012 3:44:41 AM

Ambassador Karen Stewart, U.S. Ambassador to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, visited the children at the Butterfly Children's Development Center last week. Angela Dickey, Deputy Chief of Mission and Tom D'Agnes, USAID Health Program Manager also visited. They were accompanied by the World Food Program country director and staff. All of them put on a performance for the children. Ambassador Karen began by singing a rap song. The performance continued with magic and juggling. Then the children sang and performed Lao traditional dances joined by their visitors.

Afterwards Ambassador Karen answered questions from two students. This interview is on the Lao embassy YouTube page:

The next day we accompanied the visitors to a nearby Akha village where they were shown the results of the WFP Feeding the Future nutrition education program. Women and Men from the village demonstrated health food preparation using local ingredients to improve the nutritional value of their meals. Of course everyone had to taste all the food. Ambassador Karen was the hero of the day for eating a whole frog. Meanwhile we hopped away to entice the village children to help eat the rest of the frogs.

Thank you very much for your visit!