On August 20, 2015 Embassy Kinshasa inaugurated a Teacher training Resource Center (TRC) in Mbandaka, Equateur. Over 100 new English teaching books were provided by the U.S. Embassy’s Congo American Language Institute (CALI). English conversational books level 1 to 3 including English Club books will be available or teachers and students to use. The project to provide resources was funded by the U.S. State Department in collaboration with U.S. Embassy of Kinshasa. Senior English Language Fellow Dr. Bryce Smedley, present for the opening, discussed CALI’s interest in supporting English language learning in the Democratic Republic of Congo.