Consul General Launches English Access Microscholarship Program in Karachi

Karachi: Consul General Grace Shelton today formally launched the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) for children from underserved areas of Karachi.  This two-year after-school English-language and leadership program will train talented 13-20 year old students from disadvantaged communities.

At the ceremony, Consul General Shelton encouraged the students participating in this program to take advantage of this opportunity to sharpen their English language skills.  “It is inspiring to see the enthusiasm and dedication I see in you today, and we only want to see that grow,” she remarked.

Highlighting the objective of the program, Consul General Grace Shelton said, “We believe education is the key to a strong, economically stable Pakistan.  That’s why we here at the U.S. Consulate in Karachi could not be more pleased to support the Access program.”

The English Access Microscholarhip Program gives youth the opportunity to develop excellent English language, communication, and leadership skills. Throughout the world, the Access Program has reached over 115,000 students in 80+ countries. The program first began in Pakistan in 2004 and has since reached over 13,000 Pakistani students.

Prior to the launch of the Access program in Karachi, Access launched in other areas in Sindh including Hyderabad and Jamshoro.

Contact: Sharlina Hussain-Morgan

Phone: 021-35275000