Peshawar: U.S. Consul General Marie Richards today awarded scholarships to 100 students to participate in an intensive English-language program during a ceremony held at Frontier Women University (FWU). The scholarships are part of the English Access Micro scholarship program sponsored by the United States.
“The Unites States Government is proud to sponsor this program and to partner with Frontier Women University in seeing these young girls through a two-year long journey that will open doors in their future that might otherwise remain closed,” said Consul General Marie Richards at the award ceremony.
As executor of the program, FWU selected 100 female students from local government schools and hired local teachers to lead the classes. “The introduction of this program at Frontier Women University is a timely step to reach underprivileged students and sharpen their learning capabilities while enhancing their knowledge of the world,” said Farhana Jahangir, Vice Chancellor of FWU.
Through the Access Program, the students participate in 400 hours of intensive after-school English language instruction and summer learning activities over a two-year period. With this new program, more than 400 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa students will benefit from the scholarships.
Pakistan boasts the largest Access program in the world with over 6,000 students studying English in 16 locations across the country. Worldwide, about 80,000 students in more than 85 countries have participated in the program.
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