Scholarship: 120 students graduate from US-funded English language programme
ISLAMABAD/MUZAFFARABAD: One hundred and twenty Pakistani students graduated from a US-sponsored English language training initiative, called English Access Micro-scholarship Programme.
Since two years, the graduated students participated in 576 hours of after-school classes coordinated by the READ Foundation. “The United States government funds comprehensive education programs that will help millions of Pakistanis unlock their full potential and our funding of the ‘English Access Micro-scholarship Program’ is an example of this assistance,” said United States Regional English Language Office Director Joëlle Uzarski. “We are proud of the accomplishments of these students and their teachers,” he added. The United States operates the world’s largest English Access Micro-scholarship Programme in Pakistan, teaching English to 5,000 students from 14 to 18-year old students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The students learn English by participating in after-school classes and intensive summer learning activities, leading to better jobs and educational opportunities. Since its inception in 2004, over 95,000 students in more than 85 countries have participated in the access programme. Jobs & Scholarships
The English Access Micro-scholarship Programme is one component of the comprehensive US education assistance programme for Pakistan, which includes operating the world’s highest-funded Fulbright exchange program rehabilitating more than 850 schools and establishing centres for advanced study at three Pakistani universities to focus on applied research in energy, agriculture, and water. Daily Times