U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Minister Education, Fethi Sellaouti, the President of the Independent High Authority for Elections, Nabil Baffoun, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) during a ceremony to celebrate the “Democracy Awakening Toolkit” that IFES produced as part of the U.S. Embassy-funded project. “The Democracy Awakening Toolkit” was produced and distributed throughout primary, preparatory and secondary schools in Tunisia, reaching more than 100.000 students. The kit represents a transformative educational method promoting democratic values and participatory citizenship among Tunisia’s youth.
Through more than $5 million in U.S. Embassy support since 2018, IFES has been able to support the ISIE and the Court of Accounts to ensure free, fair, and transparent elections in 2019, in addition to enhancing voter education and voter outreach. Our support to IFES is one of the many ways that the U.S. Embassy is investing in Tunisia’s democracy by ensuring a free, fair, and transparent electoral system.