Karachi – November 6, 2019: The U.S. Consulate in Karachi welcomed 125 students to the two year “English Access Microscholarship Program” in Karachi. This is part of the consulate’s ongoing $8 million investment to empower and educate young people in Sindh and Balochistan by providing professional development, leadership training, and strong English language skills.
Since 2006, the U.S. Consulate in Karachi has sponsored English language programs in Kotri, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Gwadar, Sukkur, Jacobabad, and Pishin for underprivileged students in those communities. As a result, these programs have graduated more than 10,000 students in Sindh and Balochistan and they have made significant impacts in the lives of program participants.
Addressing the students, Deputy Cultural Attaché Cameron Thomas-Shah said, “Year after year, we see how strong English skills build confidence and leadership capacities amongst our students. The thousands of alumni of U.S. government English programs have gone on to do wonderful things to make Pakistan a stronger, safer, and more prosperous country. We hope that you will join their ranks.”
English Access Microscholarship recipients are high-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds, for whom English represents a plethora of opportunities. The program focuses on enhancing business communication skills to improve students’ employment and educational prospects, and, in many cases, their ability to support their families. Alumni include educators, police officers, healthcare professionals, lawyers, and are making a difference in Sindh, Balochistan, and throughout Pakistan.
For more information about the U.S. Government’s support of education in Pakistan, please visit: https://pk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/.