In its first working visit to an organisation, Dreams Hub Research and Innovation Center’s social programme, Huevos de Cristal or ‘Crystal Eggs’, were guests of the Embassy of the United States of America to Equatorial Guinea.
Welcomed by the Ambassador, Susan Stevenson, the children in attendance, 10 in number, were accompanied by Oscar A. Nchaso Bekari (Founder and Director of Dreams Hub), Ivan Somo Bita Dougan (Project and Programs Manager, Dreams Hub) and Jesus Luis (Secretary/Monitor, Huevos de Cristal).
In her opening speech, the Ambassador expressed her delight with the visit and went on to share some of her experience and fielded questions from the eager and obviously excited children.
Some of the questions they asked centered on the role of an Ambassador and the importance of one. Other Embassy staff, like Meghan Luckett (Public Affairs Officer), Jorge Sikota Barleicorn – (Public Affairs Assistant), Adela Momo Boloso – (Public Affairs Assistant), Jazmin McGhee – (General) Service Officer, who assisted the Ambassador, were present to take the children through their day-to-day activities and answered any questions asked.
The children were also treated to a tour of the Embassy, meeting more staff who were happy to answer any question asked and even explained some scenarios to them. The location on which the Embassy sits on is a nature lover’s answered prayer and the children took in the green scenery and all the nature.
The Huevos de Cristal or Crystal Eggs in English, is a social programme run by Dreams Hub Research and Innovation Center, for children aged between the ages of 7-13, teaching them skills in information technology. Recently, the children also started receiving English language classes and had the opportunity to test out what they have learnt so far during the visit to the Embassy.
In one of its latest human capital development projects, Dreams Hub, has begun to organise working visits for children in its programmes, offering them insights into what it looks and feels like to put what they’re taught into practice on a daily, and the opportunities to meet with more professionals and get their curiosities satisfied. The visit to the United States of America Embassy to Equatorial Guinea, a supporter of the Huevos de Cristal program, was the first of such visits.