US ambassador awards English learning scholarships to MCD schoolApril 14th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) US Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer Wednesday awarded certificates to 100 new microscholarship recipients in the English Access Microscholarship Programme at the MCD Primary School in Nizamuddin Basti in the capital.
Roemer said: “Access to education is an important commitment and value the people of the United States of America share with India. English is the common language that unites the citizens of both our countries. This programme gives students, who might otherwise not have the opportunity, the chance to acquire basic English language skills that lead to jobs!
“These students will also have opportunities for future educational opportunities and exchange programmes in the US further strengthening the robust exchange of ideas and people-to-people ties that are the hallmark and catalyst of our countries’ bold partnership.”
This two-year Access program is an initiative of the US embassy in cooperation with the Aga Khan Foundation which has been working in India for over 15 years on improving schools and educational opportunities for poor and marginalized groups.
The US embassy funds the programme and awards microscholarships for a foundation course on English language skills to talented 14-18-year olds from economically-disadvantaged sectors.
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