English Access Micro Scholarship Program in Sulaimaniya
The U.S. Sponsored English Access Micro Scholarship Program declared that they were opening an English Language Access Program in Sulaimaniyah city on the 8th of May. Seventy five students are going to participate in the course.
The opening ceremony was attended by the participants, instructors, the course sponsors, Suliamaniyah University representatives, KRG officials, and some artists.
The English Access Micro scholarship Program provides a two-year English language scholarship to disadvantaged Iraqi high school students of all backgrounds. By improving their English language skills, the students increase their ability to compete for international education and employment opportunities and participate in cultural exchange.
This is the third course ever opened in Sulaimaniyah province. The course indicates US government’s eagerness for strengthening the skills of Iraqi youths.
The Access Program in Iraq began with 152 students in 2008 in only four provinces. It currently serves approximately 1,500 students in all provinces of Iraq. English language education initiatives and the English Access Micro scholarship Program, in particular, support the Strategic Framework Agreement between the United States and Iraq by building people to people ties through cultural and educational exchanges.