ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: At a graduation ceremony Friday, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome congratulated 200 female students from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who successfully completed the English Works program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. United States ! Program.
Two hundred students from the English Works! Program organized by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) Peshawar has successfully completed this six-month program which improves English proficiency, develops computer skills and strengthens labor market knowledge for financially resourced motivated students limited.
During the graduation ceremony, Ambassador Blome also launched a new English Access Microscholarship program that will provide two years of after-school English language training to 565 students from economically disadvantaged communities across the country. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
“Today we celebrate a remarkable achievement,” Ambassador Blome told the graduating students. “I know how difficult it can be to learn a foreign language. You and your families should be very proud of your achievement. I hope that the knowledge and skills you have acquired through this program will allow you to do great things.
FATA University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Safia Ahmad also attended the ceremony along with graduate and newly enrolled students from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Both programs are sponsored by the United States Embassy in Pakistan with grants totaling $16.9 million.
The Access Program includes a minimum of 360 hours of virtual and in-person instruction over two years, and the English Works! The program includes 240 hours of instruction over six months.
More than 24,000 Pakistani students have participated in these programs in Pakistan since 2005, an example of the broad cooperation between our two countries on this 75th anniversary of US-Pakistan relations.