Access 11 graduation ceremony takes place on Dec.15 - File Photo
CAIRO – 16 December 2019: The Access 11 program graduation ceremony took place on December 15 at Cairo Opera House.
The graduation ceremony was attended by Counsellor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Cairo Helen LaFave and Head of the Regional English Language Office ( RELO) Micah Risher.
The Access program provides a foundation of English language skills to talented 14- to-16 year-olds from disadvantaged populations in Egypt through after-school classes and intensive summer learning activities.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the program also gives participants the opportunity to gain an appreciation for American culture and democratic values, increasing their ability to participate successfully in the socio-economic development of their countries, and improving their chances of participation in U.S. educational and exchange programs.
The program promotes tolerance to and acceptance of cultural differences. US cultural traditions and holidays are celebrated and fused with similar Egyptian events in an attempt to bridge cultural gaps. The Access program is implemented in all the Egyptian governorates