As the year comes to a close, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of our Presidential Precinct alumni. This year, a civic leader in Nigeria aided in freeing 82 Chibok school girls from Boko Haram through her Bring Back Our Girls movement. A lawyer in Sri Lanka led the conversation on devolution of power during ongoing constitutional reform. And an entrepreneur in Haiti has launched his new startup incubator to build networks and opportunities for economic development in his local community.
The Presidential Precinct is at the heart of public diplomacy, and the programs we host are among the United States' most effective soft-power tools. At no time since our launch has empowering a new generation of leaders been more vital to a promising future for our increasingly globalized world.
Thank you for your ongoing support, and happy holidays from all of us at the Presidential Precinct.