PAKISTAN: United States Embassy in Pakistan has issued a statement stating that so far two hundred girls who hailed from newly merged tribal districts have graduated from the Access English Microscholarship program conducted in FATA University Kohat.
It said in the US Embassy social media account that an online ceremony was held at FATA University Kohat where the girls graduated from earstwhile FATA received their degrees. The two-year long US Embassy funded after-school language learning program provides a foundation of English-language and leadership skills to talented 14-16 year old students from economically disadvantaged communities.
It said in the statement that United States Consul General Richard H.Riley attended the online ceremony and addressed the students via video conference call. The Consul General Riley on the occasion told the students that The United States views funding the Access English Language program as an investment in the future of Pakistan and the world. He said they know that nations that empower women were more prosperous, safer, and more politically stable.
Vice Chancellor of FATA University Doctor Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan also attended the ceremony along with the graduating students from the newly Merged Districts of KP.
The two-year long Access program includes a minimum of 360 hours of virtual and and in-person instruction sessons held. More than 20,000 Pakistani students, including 2,000 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have participated in the Access program, funded by the American people since its launch in Pakistan in 2005.