US CG launches English Access Microscholarship Programme

Karachi:May 26:US Consul General Grace Shelton formally launched the English Access Microscholarship Programme (Access) on Thursday for children from underserved areas of Karachi.
This two-year after-school English-language and leadership programme will train talented 13-20-year-old students from disadvantaged communities.

At the ceremony, Consul General Shelton encouraged the students participating in this programme to take advantage of this opportunity to sharpen their English-language skills. “It is inspiring to see the enthusiasm and dedication I see in you today, and we only want to see that grow,” she remarked.

Highlighting the objective of the programme, Consul General Shelton said, “We believe education is the key to a strong, economically stable Pakistan. That’s why we here at the US Consulate in Karachi could not be more pleased to support the Access programme.”

The English Access Microscholarhip Programme gives youths the opportunity to develop excellent English-language, communication and leadership skills.

Throughout the world, the programme has reached over 115,000 students in 80+ countries. It first began in Pakistan in 2004 and has since reached over 13,000 Pakistani students.
Prior to the launch in Karachi, Access launched in other areas in Sindh, including Hyderabad and Jamshoro.The news.