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Students graduate from US Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship Programme

Published : Friday, 3 March, 2023 at 12:00 AM  Count : 228
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US Ambassador Peter Haas participated in a graduation ceremony of 100 students from Dhaka and Sylhet who completed the English Access Microscholarship Programme, administered by the Global Educators Initiative for Sustainable Transformation (GEIST) International Foundation. Ambassador Haas praised the 50 young women and 50 young men for their leadership skills, including their support last year to victims of the Sylhet floods.

The English Access Microscholarship Programme, funded by the US Department of State, is a rigorous, two-year interactive programme building a foundation in English language, American culture, critical thinking, and leadership skills for students, aged 13 to 17, who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. This programme helps them become more competitive for higher education and employment opportunities. Since it began in 2004, 1,300 Bangladeshi students have successfully completed the programme.These graduating class joins almost 100,000 other access programme alumni in more than 85 countries around the world.

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