UNITED States Embassy Public Affairs Officer Ms. Brinille Ellis (middle) cuts a cake together with Saada Thabit (left) and Maleo Lameck (right) – students from Kondo Secondary School who graduated from the English Access Microscholarship Program at the American Corner in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday. Ms. Ellis welcomed over 60 students, parents and teachers to the American Corner at the National Library for the graduation ceremony. The 25 Form Three and Four students began twice-weekly after-school English classes at Jomak School in January 2017. The Access Program provides a foundation of English language skills to talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions. Access gives participants the English skills that can lead to better jobs and educational prospects. (Photo: Courtesy of the US Embassy).
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On February 05, Public Affairs Officer, Brinille Ellis welcomed over 60 students, parents and teachers to the American Corner at the National Library for a graduation ceremony of the English Access Microscholarship Program. The 25 Form Three and Four students began twice-weekly after-school English classes at Jomak School in January 2017. These students are the second cohort of participants from Kondo Secondary School. This week the Regional English Language Officer, George Chinnery will also launch two new Access Programs in Tanzania; the first one in Pemba which is managed by Zanzibar Association of U.S. State Alumni (ZAUSSA), and the second one in Mbeya managed by Tanzania English Language Teachers Association (TELTA). Other Access classes are in Lindi, Tanga, Unguja, and Mwanza. 

Ms Brinille commended the Access Program students for their dedication. “Through this Access program, you have gained far more than a proficiency in English language. You’ve become community leaders and models for your community. Through volunteer projects, you’ve taken the same enthusiasm that has create your classroom success and applied it to community development, wildlife preservation, and an unyielding effort to reach higher and further than ever before.” During the ceremony, students presented class projects in English highlighting community service projects conducted during the course of their participation in the program. 

The Access Program provides a foundation of English language skills to talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions. Access gives participants the English skills that can lead to better jobs and educational prospects. Participants also gain the ability to compete for and participate in future exchanges and study in the United States. Since its inception in 2004, more than 350 students in Tanzania and 150,000 students in over 85 countries have participated in the program. For more information, visit: https://americanenglish.state.gov/.
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