Nepal's first English Access Micro Scholarship Program graduates
KATHMANDU, Feb 26: After two years of English language learning, computer skills and leadership training from English Access Micro Scholarship Program provided by the US Embassy in association with Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA), 40 students received their certificates at a graduation ceremony last Monday.
The group is the first Access Program graduates in Nepal.
Patricia Mahoney, the U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) in Kathmandu, addressed the graduating youth, their parents and teachers. This is stated in the press release. She encouraged the graduates to continue with their studies and aspire for the future they imagine for themselves.
The NELTA teachers receive frequent trainings, and they impart their knowledge to other teachers who teach in government schools. The Access Program believes its success can also be credited to the dedicated teachers of NELTA. Every participating student passed his final examinations in 2012 and many continue to score good grades.
There are two more groups, comprising 40 students each, from Gorkha and Bhairahawa who will be graduating this week.
Through the Access Program, disadvantaged youths of 13 to 20 years in over 85 countries receive training in English language, computer and leadership skills.
As for the participating students from Nepal, they study in government schools, and are equally divided into 20 boys and 20 girls.