24 youths from Wakanisila, Kalabu successfully complete English Access Micro-scholarship Program

24 youths from Wakanisila, Kalabu successfully complete English Access Micro-scholarship Program

By Dhanjay Deo
Friday 03/12/2021
[Photo: U.S. Embassy Suva]

24 youths from Wakanisila in Kalabu have successfully completed their English Access Micro-scholarship Program and are now equipped with the skills necessary to compete for better academic and professional opportunities.

The Access Program is a United States Government-funded initiative that provides two years of intensive English language and leadership skills training to disadvantaged youth.

Non governmental organisation, Vision Fiji implemented the South Pacific’s first ever English Access Micro-scholarship Program in Fiji through a grant of $70,328.

Since its inception in 2004, approximately 150,000 students in more than 80 countries have participated in the Access Program.

U.S. Embassy Charge d’affaires Tony Greubel acknowledged the support and commitment of Vision Fiji, as well the Community leaders of Wakanisila, Kalabu Primary School and the Access Teachers.

All youths have received graduation certificates, gift pack with reading resources and materials, along with small food baskets to assist their families and community.

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