U.S. Consulate Inaugurates English Education Program in Ahmedabad

Mumbai – U.S. Consulate General Mumbai will inaugurate the English Access Microscholarship Program at the Ahmedabad Management Association on Saturday, August 2, 2014.  More than 200 Ahmedabad-based students are participating in the two-year Access program, which is run in partnership with non-governmental organization Pratham Gujarat.  By participating in Access, students will learn skills that can lead to better jobs and greater educational prospects.

“Our two countries need scientists, scholars, businesspeople, and government officials who can communicate with each other in the international language of science and commerce.  Knowing the enthusiasm of the students, and mindful of this program’s past success stories, I am confident that this new batch of Access students can become future leaders who will help our two countries develop stronger ties,” said Jeffrey Ellis, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai Press Officer.

The U.S. State Department’s English Access Microscholarship Program empowers 14 to 18 year-olds around the world to study English.  In addition to language training, the students enjoy a U.S.-style classroom experience that emphasizes active learning, skills enhancement, and community service.  Since its inception, U.S. embassies and consulates have selected schools in 44 countries to enroll 20,000 students in the program. 

In India, the English Access Microscholarship Program started in 2004 with four locations; it is now expanded to 15 cities, including Mumbai and Ahmedabad.


Location: Ahmedabad Management Association, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad

Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Priyanka Visaria
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