Photo: Access Alumni who volunteered to help create the graduation event pose with the English Language Programs Manager, Mr. David Lazaro.
The ALAM community is always excited to have new alumni from AMIDEAST-administered programs to add to the community. And one of those newest ALAM groups was added recently in Jordan - the latest alumni of the English Access Microscholarship Program!
On Saturday, August 31st, the Regional English Language Officer at the U.S. Embassy, Mr. Eran Williams awarded Certificates of Achievement to 230 public school students in the latest graduating class of the English Access Microscholarship Program in Jordan. The English Access Microscholarship Program is a U.S. Department of State program that, since it began in 2004, has benefited approximately 160,000 students in more than 91 countries, including Jordan.
Access provides a foundation of English language skills to talented teenagers from economically disadvantaged sectors through two years after-school classes and intensive sessions, giving participants English skills that may lead to better jobs and educational opportunities. Participants also gain the ability to compete for, participate in future exchange programs, and study in the United States.
Photo: Regional English Language Officer from the US Embassy, Mr. Eran Williams, addresses the new graduates.
The Country Director of Jordan’s AMIDEAST field office, Ms. Nour Alrasheed, began this special ceremony by thanking the U.S. Department of State for entrusting the administration of the Access program to AMIDEAST and stressed the organization’s commitment to its continued success in Jordan. In addressing the students, she congratulated them on their remarkable achievements and hard work throughout the past two years.
In true Access student form, 15 of these newest alumni went above and beyond and actually helped to plan and organize their own graduation event. After the full 230 were recognized for their extraordinary achievement in completing the program, those 15 volunteers were awarded special thank you letters from AMIDEAST as well.
Welcome to the ALAM family, new alumni!